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Do the negative side effects of Olestra subside after you stop consuming it, and how long does it take?

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For me the side effects never lasted more than a day or two after I stopped eating it. I suppose everyone's digestive system is different and some people would be more sensitive but your body tends to flush things out pretty quick.

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Chemists create olestra by combining two naturally occurring substances, sucrose and vegetable oil, to form a molecule that is not found anywhere in nature. Yet the resulting synthetic molecule tastes just like real fats do! Fat is what makes candy bars and french fries so filling (and fattening). With olestra, you get the taste of the fat without any of the calories of the fat, because your body has no way to digest olestra.

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This doesn't answer my question about will the side effects subside and how long before the relief?

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Why would you have side affects?
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Maybe get a little chunkier if you stop eating fat that isnt really fat lol
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The side effects of Olestra shouldn't take longer than a week to completely disappear after ceasing use. Olestra had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration back in 1996 because it added no fat, calories, or cholesterol to foods. Read on about it from www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1991915_1991909_1991785,00.html.

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