The effects of pyruvate supplementation on body composition in overweight individuals.
A 6-wk, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study was done to ascertain the effects of pyruvate supplementation (6 g/d) on body weight, body composition, and vigor and fatigue levels in healthy overweight Caucasian men and women. Twenty-six individuals were randomly assigned to a placebo group (seven men, seven women) and a pyruvate-supplemented group (three men, nine women). In addition, all subjects participated in a 3 d/wk exercise program, which consisted of a 45-60 min aerobic/anaerobic routine. After 6 wk of treatment, there was a statistically significant decrease in body weight (-1.2 kg, P
Kalman, D.; Colker, C. M.; Roufs, J. B.; and Antonio, Jose, "The effects of pyruvate supplementation on body composition in overweight individuals." (1999). Department of Health and Human Performance Faculty Articles. 9.