Title

The effects of pyruvate supplementation on body composition in overweight individuals.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-1999

Abstract

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

Publication Title

Nutrition

Volume

15

Issue

5

First Page

337

Last Page

340

ISSN

0899-9007

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