2 Health Trends to Avoid (and 2 to Try)
Roughly 72 percent of adults say they look online for health information, but with "miracle cures" gaining traction, it can be hard to tell what's good for you and what's baloney.
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Manufacturers of Garcinia cambogia supplements—derived from the dried rind of a Southeast Asian fruit—say that the extract speeds weight loss because of its hydroxycitric acid content, which interferes with fatty acid metabolism and may suppress appetite. But this claim is questionable. A 2011 review of clinical trials published in the Journal of Obesity concluded that the pills were unlikely to lead to sustainable weight loss.
Verdict: Skip it.