Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled research published in Obesity demonstrated the significant effect Meratrim has on weight loss and hip and waist circumference when compared to placebo in 60 subjects. These results were pooled together with results from a separate 40-subject study and published in Journal of Medicinal Food. Combined results demonstrated significant reduction in weight, waist and hip circumference and an increase in quality of life parameters compared to placebo as early as two weeks. After two weeks, Meratrim significantly reduced body weight by 4.5 pounds and waist and hip circumference by 1.6 inches and 1 inch, respectively, compared to placebo. After eight weeks, weight was significantly reduced by 11.5 pounds and waist and hip circumference were reduced by 4.7 inches and 2.4 inches, respectively, compared to placebo. Study participants walked 30 minutes five days a week and followed a standard 2,000 kcal/day diet as part of the lifestyle change.
Judith Stern, Sc.D Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Nutrition and Internal Medicine/Division of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of California, Davis, oversaw the final analysis and communication of these clinical results.
Meratrim is a proprietary blend of two plant extracts, Sphaeranthus indicus flower heads and Garcinia mangostana fruit rind.
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