Laguna Beach, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2013
When Dr. Mehmet Oz, the influential host of TV’s “The Dr. Oz Show”, called Garcinia Cambogia Extract the “holy grail of weight loss” that will help people shed pounds and tone muscle quickly and naturally, many of the millions of viewers who tune in to the program daily sat up and took notice.
But can this “miracle” weight loss product really suppress appetite, promote lean body mass and help the body burn fat faster?
The claims made by Dr. Oz are 100 percent true, according to a recent clinical study described by Dr. Julian Hakim, a graduate of the UNAM Faculty of Medicine.
The two-month randomized, double-blind study was conducted on 60 human volunteers who were given a 2,000 kcal diet/day and participated in a 30 minute walking exercise program 5 days/week.
In the study, which was conducted in Elluru, India, some of the subjects were given hydroxycitric acid (HCA), the key ingredient found in the plant Garcinia Cambogia, while others were given a placebo.
At the end of the eight weeks, food intake, total cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins, triglycerides and serum leptin levels were significantly reduced in the group that used HCA, according to Dr. Hakim, while the subjects who were given a placebo showed a non-significant effect.
“HCA inhibits an enzyme in our bodies named citrate lyase,” Dr. Hakim stated in his summary of the study. “This enzyme is responsible for converting carbohydrates into fatty acids, cholesterol and triglycerides. HCA also has the ability to suppress hunger.”
Dr. Hakim added that HCA also increases the level of serotonin, the chemical neurotransmitter found in the brain that is strongly associated with depr
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