Research shows weight loss benefit
Although African Tribesmen have known for centuries that African Mango is a powerful appetite suppressant and weight loss aid, the rest of the world has been largely in the dark. But thanks to some compelling research projects carried out at the University of Yaounde in Cameroon, the medical world is now beginning to sit up and take notice of how just important a discovery African mango could be for tackling the global problem of obesity and related health problems.
The double blind placebo controlled research project on the effects of extract of African Mango was carried out in 2009, but it was not until the results of the study were published in the International scientific journal, Lipids in Health and Disease, that other scientists became rather excited.
Results taken from an in-vitro study had previously been indicated Irvingia gabonensis (extract of African mango) had definite weight reduction properties, but after studying these findings, researchers in Cameroon decided to take the study one step further and investigate the effect of Irvingia gabonensis on human subjects rather than study Irvingia gabonensis in a test tube environment.
Early observational studies carried out on the effects of Irvingia gabonensis had indicated that high levels of fiber were largely responsible for weight loss benefits, but following the in-vitro experiments, scientists had concluded that Irvingia gabonensis was having a highly beneficial effect at a metabolic level.
During the University of Yaounde experiment, researchers recruited 102 obese adult volunteers. They were arbitrarily given 150mg of Irvingia gabonensis or a placebo twice per day before meals. The volunteers continued with their normal diet and exercise patterns. Various measurements were taken as the trial progressed and results soon showed improvements in levels of body fat, body weight, waist circumference, lepton levels, blood glucose, plasma total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and levels of C-reactive protein in those who had been taking the Irvingia gabonensis; volunteers given the placebo showed no improvements whatsoever.
Based on these findings, researchers concluded that, “Irvingia gabonensis administered 150 mg twice daily before meals to overweight and/or obese human volunteers favorably impacts body weight and a variety of parameters characteristic of the metabolic syndrome.”
By the end of the experiment, the results proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that as little as two small doses of Irvingia gabonensis administered twice daily is enough to promote weight loss benefits in humans. As a result of such conclusive and exciting findings, the researchers further recommended that further large-scale studies should be carried out immediately.
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