All of these studies are so-called randomized controlled trials, which are the gold standard of scientific experiments in humans. The biggest of the studies included 135 overweight individuals, which were split into two groups (7): Treatment group: 1 gram of Garcinia Cambogia Extract, 3 times per day, taken 30 minutes before meals.
Placebo group: The other group took dummy pills (placebo). Both groups also went on a high-fiber, low calorie diet. These were the results of the 12 week study, which was published in The Journal of The American Medical Association (a highly respected scientific journal): Heymsfield, et al.
In , then-Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) proposed a similar amendment that would place limits on how long members of Congress could serve. The Senate overwhelmingly rejected DeMint’s measure, voting 75 to 24 against it. At the time, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) voiced opposition to the amendment, having already served three terms himself.
January 22, , Fairfax, VA—This afternoon, Senator David Vitter (R-LA) introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would limit the number of terms that a Congress member may serve to three in the House of Representatives and two in the Senate.
His bill has three co-sponsors so far, all Republicans: Reps. Matt Salmon (Ariz.) and Reid Ribble (Wis.), who have also offered bills to create term limits, and Rod Blum (Iowa), who created a . On November 3, , however, when Michael Bloomberg was in his second term of mayor, the City Council approved the extension of the two-term limit to a three-term limit; one year later, he was elected to a third term. The two-term limit was reinstated after a referendum in
Sen. Cruz and Rep. DeSantis today proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress. The amendment would limit U.S. senators to two six-year terms and members of the U.S. House of Representatives to three two-year terms. An attempt to put term limits on legislators is in the works in the Illinois General Assembly again, this time targeting the four legislative leaders. Rep. Thomas M. Bennett, R-Gibson City, has proposed House Bill which would limit the House speaker, Senate president and the minority leader in each chamber to 10 consecutive years in those leadership roles.