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Can chitosan help treat diabetes?

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Chitosan is derived from seashells and has the ability to bind to fat and prevent its absorption. Although it claims to facilitate weight loss, available studies have not been encouraging.

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American Diabetes Association.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

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American Diabetes Association.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

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