Hydroxycitric Acid for Weight Control
Also indexed as:Garcinia cambogia, HCA, Hydroxycut, Hydroxycitric Acid
Why Do Dieters Use It?*
Some dieters say that hydroxycitric acid, a compound found in Garcinia cambogia, helps promote fat loss.
What Do the Advocates Say?*
The promise of (-)-Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is based on animal studies that suggest it inhibits fat synthesis and perhaps suppresses appetite. Human studies have not been consistent, however, with one reporting no benefits while another reported improved results when combined with a weight-loss diet.
*Dieters and weight-management advocates may claim benefits for this supplement based on their personal or professional experience. These are individual opinions and testimonials that may or may not be supported by controlled clinical studies or published scientific articles.
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