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Forbes: 7 New Weight Loss Supplements That Really Work

2. Chitosan

Read about the origins of chitosan and it sounds pretty gross. Chitosan is a fiber that comes from chitin, which is the main component in the shells (or exoskeletons, for you scientific types) of insects and crustaceans. Recommended by wholistic practitioners to lower cholesterol, chitosan has also been promoted as a type of dietary fiber that may help reduce the absorption of fat.

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