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What is konjac root?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
The supplement konjac root seems to have a fiber-related effect in keeping you full for long periods, and thus avoiding calorie intake. One study showed a nearly 6-pound weight loss in 8 weeks for those who ate 1 gram of it an hour before their meals.
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