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Expert Pearls

Weight Gain - catechins - 42642

Catechins 690 mg in 1 bottle/d oolong tea (from green tea extract).
[Am J Clin Nutr, 2005;81:122-129. 42642 (04/2005)] Summary Interview PubMed

Weight Gain - creatine - 32700

Creatine 20 g/d loading dose x 5 days then 2-5 gm/d (questionable benefit for ‘sprinting' exercises).  
[Clin J Sports Med 1998;8(4):286-297. 32700 (1999)] Summary Interview

Weight Gain - probiotics - 50091

Enterococcus faecium IS-27526, a novel probiotic isolated from dadih, an Indonesian traditional fermented buffalo milk, at 108 cfu/day in freeze dried form taken with 125 ml Ultra High Temperature low fat milk (UHT) as carrier which activated the freeze dried EFIS, allowing it to stand for 30 minutes prior to consumption to activate the dormant EFIS in freeze dried form, in a single dose, had significant positive effects on humoral immune response, salivary sIgA, in underweight pre-school children, and on weight gain of pre-school children.
[Anaerobe, 2011 Dec;17(6):496-500. Epub 2011 Jul 5. 50091 (6/2012)] Interview PubMed

Weight Gain - whole grain - 42315

Whole grain consumption was inversely correlated with weight gain. If men increased their intake of whole grains by 40 gm/d (amount in 1 cup brown rice), they would gain 1 kg LESS weight than their counterparts over time. 
[Am J Clin Nutr, 2004;80:1237-1245. 42315 (01/2005)] Summary Interview PubMed
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