Taking African Mango supplements may help people lose weight, scientists at Africa’s University of Yaoundé say.
Over the last 20 years, there has been a major increase in obesity in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 35.7 percent of the adult U.S. population is overweight, and nearly 17 percent of children and adolescents are obese. However, a new weight-loss pill touting all-natural ingredients may help people lose weight and get back on track with their health.
University of Yaoundé researchers followed 40 obese men and women who took African Mango supplements for 28 days. None of the subjects followed any special diet requirements or took any weight reducing medication. After 28 days, they found that the subjects lost an average of over 5 percent of their original body weight. They study also found that the subjects reduced their waist and hip size.
Obesity is a major health problem, increasing a person’s risk of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. According to Dr. Julies E. Oben, lead researcher on the study, the findings could provide a “useful tool” for combating the worldwide problem of obesity. The findings were published in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease.