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Lipid Absorption

Kamal
Research analysis lead by Kamal Patel
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Summary of Lipid Absorption

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Scientific Information on Lipid Absorption


Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect lipid absorption
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The mo re evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-c Sodium Bicarbonate Minor - See study
One study in menopausal women with a modest dose of sodium bicarbonate (less than 100mg) noted a reduction in lipid absorption from a meal.
grade-c Calcium - - See study
grade-c Lactobacillus reuteri - - See study
grade-d Psyllium - - See study
A significant reduction of lipid absorption (assessed via fecal lipids) is not yet supported.

All comparative evidence is now gathered in our ​A-to-Z Supplement Reference.

The evidence for each separate supplement is still freely available ​here.