In a 22-week study, the exctract, known as GCA, 16 sub-obese adults were given the extract in various doses and one control group received placebo. Primary measurements were body weight, body mass index and fat mass. Heart rate and blood pressure were measured. There was a significant decrease (improvement) in all parameters except blood pressure, according to Applied Food Sciences.
On Tuesday, March 27, Scranton University professor Joe Vinson plans to discuss the results of the study at the ACS National Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco, Calif.