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What is garcinia cambogia?

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Garcinia cambogia, a tropical fruit also known as the Malabar tamarind, is a popular weight-loss supplement. People say it blocks your body's ability to make fat and it puts the brakes on your appetite. It could help keep blood sugar and cholesterol levels in check, too. You'll find it in bottles on the shelf at the store as well as mixed with other ingredients in diet products.

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NYU Langone Medical Center: "Weight Loss Aids."

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

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

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Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 8, 2017

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 8, 2017

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