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common supplements -- chromium, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and
multivitamins -- may help slow weight gain in middle-age adults,
claims a study by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
Center in Seattle.
Researchers reviewed questionnaire responses from about 15,000
people, average age 55, in Washington state.
They provided information about their vitamin, mineral and herbal
supplement use over the previous 10 years, along with details
about diet, physical activity and medical history.
The study concluded that the people who had taken multivitamins,
vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and chromium had less weight gain over
the previous 10 years than other respondents.
That slowed weight gain was most evident among people who'd been
categorized as overweight or obese at the start of the 10-year
The findings were to be presented this week at the annual meeting
of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians in Seattle.