STUDY: Cissus aids weight loss

  1. Post STUDY: Cissus aids weight loss


    The use of a Cissus quadrangularis formulation in the management of weight loss and metabolic syndrome

    Author(s): Oben J; Kuate D; Agbor G; Momo C; Talla X
    Author's Address: Department of Biochemistry, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon. juliusoben@hotmail.com

    Source: Lipids In Health And Disease [Lipids Health Dis] 2006; Vol. 5, pp. 24

    Abstract: AIM: Once considered a problem of developed countries, obesity and obesity-related complications (such as metabolic syndrome) are rapidly spreading around the globe. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the use of a Cissus quadrangularis formulation in the management of metabolic syndrome, particularly weight loss and central obesity. METHODS: The study was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled design involving 123 overweight and obese persons (47.2% male; 52.8% female; ages 19-50). The 92 obese (BMI >30) participants were randomized into three groups; placebo, formulation/no diet, and formulation/diet (2100-2200 calories/day). The 31 overweight participants (BMI = 25-29) formed a fourth (no diet) treatment group. All participants received two daily doses of the formulation or placebo and remained on a normal or calorie-controlled diet for 8 weeks.

    RESULTS: At the end of the trial period, statistically significant net reductions in weight and central obesity, as well as in fasting blood glucose, total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, and C-reactive protein were observed in participants who received the formulation, regardless of diet.

    CONCLUSION: Cissus quadrangularis formulation appears to be useful in the management of weight loss and metabolic syndrome.


  2. Well this proves my two month exp.. USP's! cissus is still the most impressive supp I've used

  3. Nice..I didn't notice significant weight loss on this product, but next time, I'll measure to see if it makes a difference.
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  4. Interesting read, it's just bothersome that the product "Cylaris" is a cissus matrix product that also contains caffiene, green tea, and b-vitamins. So cissus's effects on metabolic syndrome solo would really be hard to gauge from the study. Still it's interesting though.
    ~ Nothing can kill the Grimace!!



  5. Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns
    Interesting read, it's just bothersome that the product "Cylaris" is a cissus matrix product that also contains caffiene, green tea, and b-vitamins. So cissus's effects on metabolic syndrome solo would really be hard to gauge from the study. Still it's interesting though.

    My sentiments exactly.
  

  
 

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