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Alpha-lipoic acid for taming high triglycerides and boosting weight loss

The good news: R-ALA had a strong effect! The bad news: the effect was causing gastrointestinal problems.

Study under review: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Long-Term (R)-α-Lipoic Acid Supplementation Promotes Weight Loss in Overweight or Obese Adults without Altering Baseline Elevated Plasma Triglyceride Concentrations

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Does alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) supplementation lower elevated triglycerides, reduce bodyweight, or improve body composition, and markers of inflammation and oxidation in people with overweight or obesity?

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