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Seaweed fibre may help weight loss

Seaweed bread could be the answer to the obesity epidemic, say scientists. Researchers found seaweed fibre could reduce the body's fat uptake by over 75%.

A fibrous material in Sea Kelp called alginate was better at preventing fat absorption than most over-the-counter slimming treatments, tests showed.

Dr Iain Brownlee, who co-led the University of Newcastle team, said the natural fibre could be added to foods such as bread, biscuits and yoghurts.

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