Einhorn said the short had been closed before the end of In China, the company's manufacturing sites are located in Suzhou , Nanjing. Los Angeles Business Journal. Retrieved December 11, Thus, causality levels were much lower than hitherto proposed. Multiple independent labs reported finding lead in Herbalife products. Hughes often stated that the genesis of his product and program stemmed from the weight loss concerns of his mother Joanne, whose premature death he attributed to an eating disorder and an unhealthy approach to weight loss.
Late in 2010 the peer-reviewed Journal of Obesity published a meta-analysis of studies testing the garcinia as a weight loss aid. Of the 23 trials they identified, 12 were methodologically sound enough to include in their analysis.
The analysis revealed that some statistically significant weight loss occurred, but the magnitude of the effect is small and the clinical relevance is uncertain.