Ayurvedic Treatment of Obesity

Ayurvedic & Obesity

An interesting study was carried out at the Interdisciplinary School of Ayurvedic Medicine, University of Poona, India investigating the effects of an Ayurvedic herbal preparation for obesity.

Seventy obese patients were randomly allocated into one of four groups. In three groups various Ayurvedic drug treatments were given for a period of three months while one group received a placebo. Physical, clinical and pathological investigations were carried out at regular intervals.

A significant weight loss was observed in the Ayurvedic treatment groups when compared with the placebo.

Body measurements such as skin fold thickness and hip and waist circumferences were also significantly decreased. Decreases in serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels were observed. No side effects of any kind were observed during the treatment period.

SOURCE: Internethealthlibrary.com 2000

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