African Mango Extract Hyped as Weight Loss Miracle

It’s no secret that people are often searching for the next diet miracle. From two-day diet pills to 24-hour diets, people are constantly searching for quick fixes to aid their weight loss efforts.

With summer swimsuit season fast-approaching, Dr. Mehmet Oz,  a cardiothoracic surgeon and host of the daily medical talk show, The Dr. Oz Show, has presented a new way for people to drop pounds: with African Mango extract.

According to Dr. Oz, African Mango extract comes from a mango fruit that is grown naturally in African rainforests.  African Mango, which is said to be one of the only weight management agents found in nature, is also rumored to have properties that help regulate cholesterol.

FoxNews.com recently reported on a study at the University of Yaounde in Cameroon that randomly assigned 102 overweight adults an African Mango Extract or a placebo.  The study participants did not follow a special diet and exercised as normal. By the end of the study, the extract group had lost a significant amount of weight while the placebo group showed almost no change.

While the study is the first clinical trial to test the effectiveness of African Mango as a weight loss tool, some experts, including Dr. Oz, have endorsed its health benefits. Others, however, have suggested that the supplement could cause side effects including headaches, gas and difficulty sleeping.

Like many other dietary supplements, African Mango may be useful, however it’s important to check with your doctor before beginning this, or any other weight loss program.

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