Garcinia cambogia is a fruit found in South East Asia, its claim to fame is the weight loss nature of the fruit which comes from a compound called hydroxycitric acid (HCA) that may inhibit an enzyme that helps your body store fat.
A number of studies have been conducted on the effects of Garcinia Cambogia extract on a wide range of health outcomes. The above studies suggest that it could have a positive effect on weight loss, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. As for actual human clinical data, the majority have been concerned with obesity - with related outcomes - but the figure suggests that it has a number of other positive effects, in addition to the proposed effects on obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
A weight loss study showed that people who took Garcinia Cambogia lost more weight than those who took a placebo pill.