For the first time ever, it has been determined that approximately 42% of U.S. adults are overweight. While losing weight isn’t rocket science (i.e. eat fewer calories than you burn), many people find it difficult to lose weight, and keep it off. Weight control is very important to overall health and wellness because being overweight is associated with an increased risk of early death from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, certain cancers, and fatty liver disease.

This study will assess the effectiveness of a natural product, phenylcapsaicin, on changes in body weight and body composition (e.g. body fat and lean mass) during an 8 week supplementation period. It has been theorized that this ingredient might stimulate metabolism, thus causing the body to burn more calories, and/or help reduce food cravings.

The Center for Applied Health Sciences is looking for 60 overweight men and women to complete the study. Qualified participants will receive up to $300 in compensation for their time and successful completion of the study.

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