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How does garcinia cambogia work?

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The active ingredient in the fruit's rind, hydroxycitric acid, or HCA, has boosted fat-burning and cut back appetite in studies. It appears to block an enzyme called citrate lyase, which your body uses to make fat. It also raises levels of the brain chemical serotonin, which may make you feel less hungry.

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Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 08, 2017

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SOURCES:

Onakpoya, I. , 2011. Journal of Obesity

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Weight Loss Aids."

Byrne, S. , March 24, 2014. Consumer Reports

Wielinga, P.Y. , June 1, 2005. American Journal of Physiology

Leonhardt, M. , October 2004. Nutrition

Hayamizu, K. , April 2003. Fitoterapia

Preuss, H. , January 2004. Nutrition Research

Preuss, H. , May 2004. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

Preuss, H. , February 2005. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Research

Drugs.com: "Garcinia (hydroxycitric acid)."

Kim, Y. , Aug. 7, 2013. World Journal of Gastroenterology

Stohs, S. , November 2010. Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods

Clouatre, D. , Nov. 28, 2013. World Journal of Gastroenterology

Marquez, F. , Issue 7, 2012. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Medscape: "Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 08, 2017

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