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Nomination Summary for Chitosan (N20001)

Nominated Substances: Chitosan

Nomination Date: 10/25/1999

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: Chitosan is a popular dietary supplement used for weight loss. Although several subacute studies in animals show that chitosan has hypercholesterolemic properties and may influence weight gain, it may also cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

NTP Principles: 2

Agents and Status

The following information relates to the specific agent and may include history from earlier or later nominations for this same agent.

CASRN: 9012-76-4

Agent Name: Chitosan