Disease: Obesity



DESCRIPTION: Obesity is an excess proportion of total body fat. A person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20% or more above normal weight. The most common measure of obesity is the body mass index or BMI. A person is considered overweight if his or her BMI is between 25 and 29.9; a person is considered obese if his or her BMI is over 30. 'Morbid obesity' means that a person is either 50%-100% over normal weight, more than 100 pounds over normal weight, has a BMI of 40 or higher, or is sufficiently overweight to severely interfere with health or normal function. Obesity occurs when a person consumes more calories than he or she burns. Recent laboratory research has also shown that alpha-lipoic acid supplements markedly reduce the incidence of obesity in obesity-prone rats. A newly published prospective, randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled clinical research study suggests that alpha-lipoic acid supplementation may indeed improve weight loss in obese humans. In this study, which appears in The American Journal of Medicine, 360 obese patient volunteers were randomized to receive either alpha-lipoic acid supplements or identical-appearing placebo pills. Patients who were assigned to receive alpha-lipoic acid supplements received either 1,200 milligrams of alpha-lipoic acid per day or 1,800 milligrams per day. After 20 weeks, the group of patients that had received 1,800 milligrams of alpha-lipoic acid per day experienced a modest but significant reduction in weight (2.1 percent of body weight) when compared the patient volunteers who had received the placebo pills.

Conditions Obesity is associated with:

Fatty liver disease | NAFLD | Non alcoholic fatty liver disease | Non alcoholic liver disease | Obesity |

Symptoms associated Obesity:

High liver enzymes | Insulin sensitivity | Lipid peroxidation | Low energy | Stress | Weight gain |

Ingredients which might assist with Obesity:

Alpha Lipoic Acid | Milk Thistle Extract | Selenium |

EAP product(s) which may assist with Obesity :

ThioGel | ThioGel - L |




List of other EAP products:

OmniFlex | ThioGel | ThioGel - L |

 

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