Given so much association between bacon and common people's basic dietary needs it is sensible to question any source which states that 'bring home the bacon' appeared no sooner than the 20th century, by which time ordinary people had better wider choice of other sorts of other meat, so that then the metaphor would have been far less meaningful. My thanks to S Karl for prompting the development of this explanation. More probable is the derivation suggested by Brewer in Look, where he goes, even now, out at the portal! Brewer's slang dictionary suggests beak derives from an Anglo-Saxon word beag, which was " However the word bereave derives says Chambers from the Old English word bereafian, which meant robbed or dispossessed in a more general sense. Or so legend has it.


There are actually a whole bunch of studies in rats showing that Garcinia Cambogia consistently leads to significant weight loss (3, 4, 5, 6). However, what works in rats doesnt always work in humans. Bottom Line: Studies in rats show that the active ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia can inhibit a fat producing enzyme called Citrate Lyase and increase serotonin levels, leading to significant weight loss.

A Look at Some Human Studies Fortunately, I also found several human studies on Garcinia Cambogia. All of these studies are so-called randomized controlled trials, which are the gold standard of scientific experiments in humans.