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

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  1. Cissus quadrangularis, fat loss and competing interests

    Anssi Manninen, Manninen Nutraceuticals Oy

    7 May 2008

    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