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A gum, derived from a plant tuber, now sold as a slimming aid and to treat diabetes and reduce cholesterol.

It expands to 60 times its weight in the intestines, so acting in a similar way to dietary fibre. It's also a fat mobiliser, combining with fat to remove it from the colon.. Glucomannan capsules are available in health food stores. See 'Alternative Medicine'

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