Effects of a Dietary Supplement Consisting of Phaseolus vulgaris and Garcinia cambogia (RCA) on the Lipid Level and Body Weight

Phaseolus vulgaris, Garcinia cambogia (HCA)가 함유된 다이어트 식이 조성물의 체지방 개선 및 체중 변화에 미치는 영향

  • Published : 2004.03.01


In this study we examined effects of a new dietary supplement on the lipid level and body weight. The efficacy of this weight-reduction supplement, based on natural ingredients consisting of Phaseolus vulgaris, Garcinia cambogia, and microstalline cellulose, was investigated by randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind study. The 36 subjects were assigned evenly into weight-reduction supplemented (Active) and placebo groups (Placebo). The supplement could reduce the absorption of different types of sugar from the gastro-intestinal tract. A significant difference in weight reduction was shown in the active group (3.5 kg). Body composition measurements indicated that about 34% of fat loss in the active group could be achieved. These findings suggest that this dietary supplement could reduce body weight and fat gains, and its inhibitory effects might lead to obesity improvement.


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