Many such studies are currently underway by government agencies, industry, and academia. Consider the following hormones and their role in the workings of the endocrine system:. Hypothalamus The hypothalamus gland is located above the brain stem in the center of the skull. Where are endocrine glands located in the human body? One part of the pancreas, the exocrine pancreas, secretes digestive enzymes.
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The fruit of the plant looks like a small, green pumpkin and is used in many traditional Asian dishes for its sour flavor. In the skin of the fruit, there is a large amount of a natural substance called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA). This is the active ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia extract… that is, the substance that produces the weight loss effects.
Bottom Line: Garcinia Cambogia is a plant often used in Asian recipes.