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A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial to Determine the Effectiveness a Polyphenolic Extract (Hibiscus sabdariffa and Lippia citriodora) in the Reduction of Body Fat Mass in Healthy Subjects

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Faculty of Health Sciences, San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM), 30107 Murcia, Spain
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Monteloeder S.L., 03203 Elche, Alicante, Spain
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Foods 2020, 9(1), 55; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9010055
Received: 21 November 2019 / Revised: 23 December 2019 / Accepted: 27 December 2019 / Published: 6 January 2020
The location and quantity of body fat determine the health risks, limiting people with obesity. Recently, polyphenols have attracted the attention of the scientific community because of their potential use for the reduction of obesity. A proprietary formula comprised of a blend of Lippia citriodora and Hibiscus sabdariffa has been recognized for its high content of polyphenols, powerful antioxidant molecules that may prevent weight gain and could be helpful for the treatment of obesity, as proven previously by in vivo models. The aim of the present study is to determine if the supplementation with Lippia citriodora and Hibiscus sabdariffa is useful for the treatment of obesity and/or weight control in subjects without a controlled diet. The intake of the extract for 84 days reduced body weight, the body mass index, and the fat mass measured with both bioimpedance and densitometry. This decrease in fat mass was observed to a greater extent, being significant, in the fat mass of the trunk (chest and torso). View Full-Text
Keywords: obesity; Hibiscus sabdariffa; Lippia citriodora; polyphenols obesity; Hibiscus sabdariffa; Lippia citriodora; polyphenols
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Marhuenda, J.; Perez, S.; Victoria-Montesinos, D.; Abellán, M.S.; Caturla, N.; Jones, J.; López-Román, J. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial to Determine the Effectiveness a Polyphenolic Extract (Hibiscus sabdariffa and Lippia citriodora) in the Reduction of Body Fat Mass in Healthy Subjects. Foods 2020, 9, 55. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9010055

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Marhuenda J, Perez S, Victoria-Montesinos D, Abellán MS, Caturla N, Jones J, López-Román J. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial to Determine the Effectiveness a Polyphenolic Extract (Hibiscus sabdariffa and Lippia citriodora) in the Reduction of Body Fat Mass in Healthy Subjects. Foods. 2020; 9(1):55. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9010055

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Marhuenda, Javier; Perez, Silvia; Victoria-Montesinos, Desirée; Abellán, María S.; Caturla, Nuria; Jones, Jonathan; López-Román, Javier. 2020. "A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial to Determine the Effectiveness a Polyphenolic Extract (Hibiscus sabdariffa and Lippia citriodora) in the Reduction of Body Fat Mass in Healthy Subjects" Foods 9, no. 1: 55. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9010055

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