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How effective is garcinia cambogia (HCA) for weight loss?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    Many studies of hydroxycitric acid (HCA) extract from garcinia cambogia have shown promise. One randomized placebo-controlled study followed 60 obese persons for eight weeks. With a calorie-restricted diet (1,200 kcal/day) and an HCA dose of 1,320 mg/day, the experimental group lost an average of 14 pounds (compared to 6.1 pounds in the placebo group). The participants also noted reduced appetite.

    With no other changes, you may lose 2 to 4 pounds within one month. However, it is highly recommended that the person taking hydroxycitric acid (HCA) of garcinia cambogia also find time for moderate exercise a few times a week and eat properly portioned meals. Let the power of the HCA supplement work along with making healthier choices.

    Also, understand that no pill is more effective than maintaining a regular exercise regimen and a healthy diet.
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