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Is it safe for me to take Garcinia Cambogia I've had triple bypass and braceytherapy for prostate cancer and on Lipitor (atorvastatin) avapro flomaxtra Nexium plavix?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ask your doctor.

There is no proven benefit for Hydroxycitric acid (g.
cambogia.) for this in any reputable study. There's also no information on safe dosages in people who have liver or kidney problems, pregnant or nursing women, children. Since it doesn't work, why take a chance. If you are still interested in trying it, check with all your doctors and get their okay first. See http://tinyurl.com/lpzb8d6

In brief: Ask your doctor.

There is no proven benefit for Hydroxycitric acid (g.
cambogia.) for this in any reputable study. There's also no information on safe dosages in people who have liver or kidney problems, pregnant or nursing women, children. Since it doesn't work, why take a chance. If you are still interested in trying it, check with all your doctors and get their okay first. See http://tinyurl.com/lpzb8d6
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hate to say it

but it seems safe AND effective http://www.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25254061 the problem with the studies, however, is that the control group didn't lose any weight at all and that's just not likely to be real. This works by an entirely benign/safe mechanism of just going through you and sucking up fat on the way. SHOULD NOT produce body sculpting effect. Studies a bit too good to be true.

In brief: Hate to say it

but it seems safe AND effective http://www.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25254061 the problem with the studies, however, is that the control group didn't lose any weight at all and that's just not likely to be real. This works by an entirely benign/safe mechanism of just going through you and sucking up fat on the way. SHOULD NOT produce body sculpting effect. Studies a bit too good to be true.
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2 comments
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Uh oh Dr. Wachsman, your link is to a study of a different plant, the prickly pear cactus. Garcinia is the tamarind fruit. Maybe you meant to post on a different question referring to it. I did that myself just yesterday!
Dr. James Lin
Let us know how it works on you. To share my thought on weight loss, I wrote an article in http://www.formefirst.com/Weightloss.html. I've found many of my patients have benefited from following the idea and practice I outlined.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Safety and effectiveness not proven.
Many of my own patients have tried without any significant weightloss

In brief: No

Safety and effectiveness not proven.
Many of my own patients have tried without any significant weightloss
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