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FOS for fat loss

As obesity levels continue to rise around the globe, the study of food ingredients for weight management is gaining momentum. Several studies have reported that daily supplements of prebiotics (special type of fibre that feed friendly bacteria) may help in the maintenance of an appropriate body weight. 

However, a new study from Canada has found that a daily dose of the prebiotic FOS may also aid weight loss by curbing levels of hormones linked to hunger. 

During the study, 48 overweight and obese adults were given a daily dose of 21g of FOS, while a control group was given a dummy supplement. At the end of the 12 weeks, the group taking the FOS had lost an average of 1.03kg of body weight, while the people in the placebo group actually gained an average of 0.45kg. 

The researchers reported that the dai....

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