For some, these foods were a treat; When food is not sufficient, the elderly are the least likely to survive. In the s, the Canadian government funded the establishment of secular , government-operated high schools in the Northwest Territories including what is now Nunavut and Inuit areas in Quebec and Labrador along with the residential school system. Canadian Inuit may also speak Québécois French. However, a common response to desperate conditions and the threat of starvation was infanticide.
Studies that claim to have found weight loss were carried out on animals. Studies involving humans are for the most part badly designed. A few quality studies have been carried out over the years, starting in 1998 with a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 135 adults over 12 weeks published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
They found no evidence that hydroxycitric acid, the active ingredient in weight loss products made from garcinia cambogia, produced significant weight loss.