Does Garcinia cambogia really help obese people lose weight?

(Natural News) Obesity and overweight are serious problems the world over, but a study in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine may have revealed an unlikely ally in garcinia cambogia, with results indicating that it can help in weight loss. The study, led by researchers from the University of Cordoba in Spain, looked at the effects of garcinia...
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Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Giagulli VA, Silvestrini A, Bruno C, Triggiani V, Mordente A, Mancini A Abstract Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) can be sustained by organic or functional alterations of the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis. Functional HH is related to systemic alterations, such as obesity or chronic inflammatory diseases, but could contribute to a negative course of the illness. For such situation, according to results obtained in infertile women, the administration of selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) has been proposed in males too, with positive results on both metabolic and sexual function. This c...
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is characterized by insulin resistance and pancreatic β-cell dysfunction. A decrease in β-cell mass, which occurs during the progression of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, contributes to imp...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
This study was designed to evaluate hepatic fat content and visceral lipids following moderate-intensity continuous aerobic exercise in hepatic patients with diabesity. Design: A single-blinded randomised controlled trial. Methods: Thirty-one diabetic obese patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease were recruited into this study. The patients were randomly classified into exercise and control groups, fifteen patients in the exercise group and sixteen patients in the control group. The exercise group received an 8-week moderate-intensity continuous aerobic exercise program with standard medical treatment, while...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: N. sativa preparations have key roles in herbal medicine as an adjuvant in the treatment and management of patients with DM and its complications. Moreover, the beneficial effects of N. sativa preparations were differently based on dosage forms, active ingredients, and duration of intervention. The best dosage to improve glycemic indices and lipid and lipoprotein profiles is 2 g daily powdered N. sativa for at least 12 weeks. PMID: 32444053 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Comments on "Effects of auriculotherapy on weight and body mass index reduction in patients with overweight or obesity: Systematic review and meta-analysis". Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2020 May;39:101123 Authors: Mendonça CR, Dos Santos LSC, Noll M, Silveira EA, Arruda JT PMID: 32379662 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: Eleven articles met the inclusion criteria, which characterised Opuntia spp. products as either PP (n = 6), CLD (n = 4) or commercial products' (n=1). Effects were investigated in healthy and obese populations as well as those with metabolic illnesses, specifically type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. PP consumption was associated with significant reductions in TC (p 
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Corrections requested for: "Effects of auriculotherapy on weight and body mass index reduction in patients with overweight or obesity: Systematic review and meta-analysis". Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2020 May;39:101117 Authors: Chen X, Golzarri-Arroyo L, Dickinson SL, Allison DB PMID: 32379656 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The results of the current study support the use of berberine supplementation for the improvement of obesity indices. PMID: 32379652 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Since, the main cause of death in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients is the presence of type 2 diabetes, abnormal increase in blood lipids, blood pressure and obesity, the aim of this study was to assess the effects of Barberry on the anthropometric indices and metabolic profile in patients with RA. DESIGN: present study was a double-blinded, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial. SETTING: 70 active RA patients were randomly allocated into intervention or placebo group INTERVENTION: Participants received 6 capsules of 500 mg barberry extract or placebo for 3 months. MAIN ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
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