Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) as a supplementation for weight loss: results from a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Kucukgoncu2017AlphalipoicA,
  title={Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) as a supplementation for weight loss: results from a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Suat Kucukgoncu and Elton K Zhou and Kristi Lucas and Cenk Tek},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2017},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={
          594-601
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Obesity is associated with significant morbidity and mortality rates. Even modest weight loss may be associated with health benefits. Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a naturally occurring antioxidant. Studies have suggested anti-obesity properties of ALA; however, results are inconsistent. The purpose of this study is to conduct a meta-analysis of the effect of ALA on weight and body mass index (BMI). METHODS A comprehensive, systematic literature search identified 10 articles on… CONTINUE READING
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