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Saffron for Compulsive Eating

A look at studies linking saffron extract to a reduction in compulsive eating (as compared to control groups) finds that:

  1. Saffron extract improved snacking behavior by 55 percent (versus 28 percent in the placebo group).
  2. Saffron extract decreased appetite by 84 percent (versus 52 percent).
  3. Saffron extract decreased the urge for sugary snacks by 78 percent (versus 46 percent).

SOURCES

"Miracle Appetite Suppressant," video clip, www.doctoroz.com

"Satiereal, a Crocus Sativus L. Extract, Reduces Snacking and Increases Satiety . . ." by B. Gout et al., Nutr Res, 5/10

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