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As a part of a new theme on the Dr. Oz show, where viewers are encouraged to try to lose just 10 pounds in order to improve their overall health, Dr. Oz recently considered the use of an alternative therapy as a part of a weight loss program. A popular advocate of alternative therapies, Dr. Oz mentioned on his show that the use of Irvingia Gabonensis, otherwise known as African mango, had proven to be effective when used as a supplement during weight loss programs. The weight loss properties of Irvingia Gabonensis have been attributed to its ability to increase the amount of Leptin (a substance that is responsible for regulating the metabolism and appetite in humans) in the bloodstream of those who use it as a supplement.
Although the use of Irvingia Gabonensis as a weight loss supplement may well help some people to lose weight due to its effect of reducing appetite, some experts have pointed out that unusually high levels of Irvingia Gabonensis have been observed in the bloodstream of obese patients, and that these patients seemed to be immune to the appetite suppressant effects of Irvingia Gabonensis. The fact that many obese people seem to be immune or at least resistant to the appetite suppressant properties of Irvingia Gabonensis may well mean that such people would gain little benefit from the use of Irvingia Gabonensis as a weight loss supplement.