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Is garcinia cambogia effective for weight loss?

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Garcinia cambogia might help to aid in weight loss, according to WebMD. A common school of thought is that the hydroxycitric acid in the natural herbal substance reduces the appetite and stops the ability of the body to make fat.

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The weight loss on this herb is negligible, states WebMD. In one study, the weight loss difference in people who took the supplement and people who didn't was only 2 pounds. With that small of a difference, the increased weight loss might be because people in the study followed an exercise regime and a low-calorie diet, not because of the supplement.

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