Generalized lymphadenitis can happen when a disease spreads through the bloodstream and affects the whole body. The blood capillaries absorb other nutrients directly into the bloodstream. This fluid contains lymph and emulsified fats, or free fatty acids. The treatment usually depends on the type and severity of the malignancy. The "swollen glands," that occur, for example, in the neck during a throat infection, are in fact enlarged lymph nodes.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2004 published a systematic review of meta-analyses and clinical trials on dietary supplements for weight loss by complementary medicine researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth. None of the over-the-counter weight loss aids worked, including garcinia cambogia.
Late in 2010 the peer-reviewed Journal of Obesity published a meta-analysis of studies testing the garcinia as a weight loss aid.