Product Watch

February 1999 Issue

As Weight Reducer, Sea Fiber Holds No Water

The Buzz: "Get a lean sexy body... without dieting or exercising," say radio ads for this weight-loss supplement. "Chitosan Plus attracts fat like a magnet" and "it's guaranteed to work." This and other chitosan products are fiber supplements promoted mainly for losing weight, but also for lowering cholesterol. The Basics: Chitosan is derived from chitin, an indigestible type of cellulose from the shells of crustaceans and some insects. It is basically ground-up

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