Healthy Weight

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Natural Standard developed the above evidence-based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to Selected references are listed below.

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  5. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
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