Among other factors, their values can be affected by the following:. Major American stock market indices. A strong US Dollar makes it cheaper for companies to buy imports, while a weak Dollar will make their exports more competitive internationally Commodity Prices: The recent volatility in the stock market has been reflected in fund flows from some of the largest exchange traded funds. Yes No Please fill out this field.
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.
1998 As you can see, both groups lost weight.