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Clinical Study Results: Nutrition 21's Iceland Health(R) Chromax(R) Chromium Picolinate Reduces Hunger, Food Intake and Cravings
Date:9/23/2008

Pennington Biomedical Research Center Studies 42 Overweight Women; Chromax(R) cut hunger by 24%, food intake by 25%, and reduced high-fat food

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PURCHASE, N.Y., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nutrition 21, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXXI), the developer and marketer of nutritional supplements under the Iceland Health(R) and Diabetes Essentials(R) brands, reported today that results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study published online in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics showed that Nutrition 21's Chromax(R) chromium picolinate significantly reduced hunger levels by 24%, food intake by 25%, and also reduced cravings for high-fat foods in adult non-diabetic overweight women. The study was conducted by researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, the largest academically based nutrition research center in the world.

"Study subjects were allowed to eat any type and amount of food throughout the study. The participants who received chromium picolinate reduced their caloric intake by an average of 365 calories per day between their baseline and final (week 8) visit," stated Dr. Steve Anton, investigator and lead author of the publication. "Not only are these results clinically significant, it is also noteworthy that participants receiving chromium picolinate did not report increased hunger levels despite significantly reducing their food intake."

James Komorowski, M.S., vice president -- technical services and scientific affairs for Nutrition 21, stated, "These results show that Chromax chromium picolinate can be useful for overweight individuals desiring to reduce their food intake. The published study also provides clinical substantiation for re
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