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Shedding weight and fat with L-carnitine: fact or fiction?

L-carnitine supplementation seems to shed weight, but the effect size also slims down when examining only high-quality studies.

Study under review: Effects of L-carnitine supplementation on weight loss and body composition: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 37 randomized controlled clinical trials with dose-response analysis

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This meta-analysis was designed to determine the effects of L-carnitine supplementation on bodyweight and body composition.

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