Chia seed does not promote weight loss or alter disease risk factors in overweight adults.

@article{Nieman2009ChiaSD,
  title={Chia seed does not promote weight loss or alter disease risk factors in overweight adults.},
  author={David C Nieman and Erin J Cayea and Melanie D Austin and Dru A. Henson and Steven R. McAnulty and Fuxia Jin},
  journal={Nutrition research},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={414-8}
}
The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of chia seed (Salvia hispanica L) in promoting weight loss and altering disease risk factors in overweight adults. The hypothesis was that the high dietary fiber and alpha-linolenic (ALA) contents of chia seed would induce a small but significant decrease in body weight and fat and improve disease risk factors. Subjects were randomized to chia seed (CS) and placebo (P) groups, and under single-blinded procedures, ingested 25 g CS or P… CONTINUE READING
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