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The use of a Cissus quadrangularis/Irvingia gabonensis combination in the management of weight loss: a double-blind placebo-controlled study

  • Julius E Oben1Email author,
  • Judith L Ngondi1,
  • Claudia N Momo1,
  • Gabriel A Agbor1, 2 and
  • Caroline S Makamto Sobgui1, 2
Lipids in Health and Disease20087:12

DOI: 10.1186/1476-511X-7-12

Received: 17 February 2008

Accepted: 31 March 2008

Published: 31 March 2008

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Archived Comments

  1. Cissus quadrangularis, fat loss and competing interests

    7 May 2008

    Anssi Manninen, Manninen Nutraceuticals Oy

    The lead author of this study has a patent on Cissus quadrangularis as a fat loss agent. A competing interest exists when professional judgement concerning a primary interest may be influenced by a secondary interest (e.g., financial gain). While there is nothing inherently unethical about a competing interest, they should be acknowledged and openly stated.

    Anssi Manninen

    Manninen Nutraceuticals Oy

    Oulu, Finland

    Competing interests

    None.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Laboratory of Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, B.P. 812, University of Yaoundé 1
(2)
CRPMT, Institute of Medicinal Plants Studies

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