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Carnitine is a molecule involved in transporting activated fatty acids among different cellular compartments, which is most likely present in all animal species, and in numerous microorganisms and plants. Recently the trend in the field of weight control is to include carnitine in the diet as an agent responsible for weight loss. In the present review, some findings are discussed from a biochemical point of view to illustrate if the use of carnitine for weight loss can be considered fiction or reality.
Osorio, J. H. (2011). Supplementation with carnitine for weight loss: a biochemical approach. Colombia Medica, 42(4), 529–535.


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Received 2011-11-23
Accepted 2011-11-23