National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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If your waist circumference is greater than 35 inches for women or greater than 40 inches for men, you may be at risk for heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes. Visit Assessing Your Weight for more information. They are caused by the increase in the size and the amount of fat cells in the body. A hollow band is placed around the upper part of the stomach creating a smaller stomach. Visit Muscatine Heart Study for more information about the results of this study.

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In the skin of the fruit, there is a large amount of a natural substance called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA). This is the active ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia extract… that is, the substance that produces the weight loss effects.

Bottom Line: Garcinia Cambogia is a plant often used in Asian recipes. The skin of the fruit contains a substance called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA), which is the active ingredient.

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