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can biotin cause weight gain

Started taking Bioting to improve hair, skin, and nails but have been reading this causes weight gain. is this true?

Related Topics: Hair, Nail, Skin, Weight Gain
 

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There is no research that biotin causes weight gain.  Weight gain is typically caused by a calorie imbalance and certain medications, but not vitamins.  A balanced diet is more effective than supplements which is explained in this post: http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/hair-health-11/eat-hair-type?page=1  For more specifics on biotin uses, evidence and side effects, visit this page: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-313-BIOTIN.aspx?activeIngredientId=313&activeIngredientName=BIOTIN

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