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Lipids Health Dis. 2010 Feb 19;9:20. doi: 10.1186/1476-511X-9-20.

The use of LeptiCore in reducing fat gain and managing weight loss in patients with metabolic syndrome.

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Laboratory of Nutrition & Nutritional Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, BP 8418, University of Yaounde 1, Yaounde, Cameroon.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

LeptiCore is a proprietary combination of various ingredients which have been shown to have properties which could be beneficial to weight loss in obese and overweight human subjects. This study evaluates the effect of Lepticore on bodyweight as well as parameters associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome.

METHODS:

The study was an 8 week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled design involving 92 obese (mean BMI > 30 kg/m2) participants (37 males; 55 females; ages 19-52; mean age = 30.7). The participants were randomly divided into three groups: placebo (n = 30), LeptiCore formula A (low dose) (n = 31) and LeptiCore formula B (high dose) (n = 31). Capsules containing the placebo or active formulations were administered twice daily before meals with 300 ml of water. None of the participants followed any specific diet nor took any weight-reducing medications for the duration of the study. A total of 12 anthropomorphic and serological measurements were taken at the beginning of the study and after 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks of treatment.

RESULTS:

Compared to the placebo group, the two active groups showed statistically significant differences on all 12 variables by week 8. These included four anthropomorphic variables (body weight, body fat, waist and hip size) and eight measures of serological levels (plasma total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, blood glucose, serotonin, leptin, C-reactive protein). The two active groups also showed significant intra-group differences on all 12 variables between study onset and week 8.

CONCLUSION:

The LeptiCore formulation at both the low and high dosages appears to be helpful in the management of fat gain and its related complications. The higher dosage resulted in significantly greater reductions in body weight and triglyceride, blood glucose, and C-reactive protein levels, as well as increased serotonin levels.

PMID:
20170522
PMCID:
PMC2836327
DOI:
10.1186/1476-511X-9-20
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