PD Peggy Davis Dec 9,
A few quality studies have been carried out over the years, starting in 1998 with a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 135 adults over 12 weeks published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. They found no evidence that hydroxycitric acid, the active ingredient in weight loss products made from garcinia cambogia, produced significant weight loss. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2004 published a systematic review of meta-analyses and clinical trials on dietary supplements for weight loss by complementary medicine researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth.
None of the over-the-counter weight loss aids worked, including garcinia cambogia. Late in 2010 the peer-reviewed Journal of Obesity published a meta-analysis of studies testing the garcinia as a weight loss aid.
The variation is actually quite large. For example, a dress that is labeled a size 14 can have a bust measurement anywhere from 93 to about centimetres. The same dresses have a hip measurement ranging between and centimetres. In order to size to consumer expectations, one would need to cut a 10 to fit a range of five inches for the bust, seven inches for the waist and another five inches for the hip. The figure height varies three inches and her weight spread is 30 pounds. A size twelve for a dress has the chest measurement of 38 to 40 inches, a waist of to inches and the height of five feet and five inches to five feet and ten inches. A size twelve women's dress is a size fourteen in Great Britain and a size forty-two in standard European sizes.