7 Unusual Fat Loss Methods, Backed by Science

On March 22, 2016 by Physical Culturist


Clean house

  • Deblon, Nicolas, et al. “Mechanisms of the Anti-Obesity Effects of Oxytocin in Diet-Induced Obese Rats.” PLoS ONE 6.9 (27 Sept. 2011): e25565. Web.


Gut bacteria

  • Wolf, G. “Gut Microbiota: A Factor in Energy Regulation.” Nutrition reviews. 64.1 (24 Feb. 2006): 47-50. Web. 2 Mar. 2016.
    Alcock, Joe, Carlo C. Maley, and C. Athena Aktipis. “Is Eating Behavior Manipulated by the Gastrointestinal Microbiota? Evolutionary Pressures and Potential Mechanisms.” BioEssays 36.10 (8 Aug. 2014): 940-949. Web.
  • Osterberg, KL, et al. “Probiotic Supplementation Attenuates Increases in Body Mass and Fat Mass During High-Fat Diet in Healthy Young Adults.” Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 23.12 (16 Oct. 2015): 2364-70. Web. 2 Mar. 2016.
  • Million, Matthieu, et al. “Comparative Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Species on Weight Gain in Humans and Animals.” Microbial Pathogenesis 53.2 (1 Aug. 2012): 100-108. Web. 2 Mar. 2016.
  • Messaoudi, M, et al. “Assessment of Psychotropic-Like Properties of a Probiotic Formulation (Lactobacillus Helveticus R0052 and Bifidobacterium Longum R0175) in Rats and Human Subjects.” The British journal of nutrition. 105.5 (27 Oct. 2010): 755-64. Web. 2 Mar. 2016.
  • Keenan, Michael J, et al. “Role of Resistant Starch in Improving Gut Health, Adiposity, and Insulin Resistance.” Advances in Nutrition: An International Review Journal 6.2 (Mar. 2015): 198-205. Web. 2 Mar. 2016.
  • Geurts, L, et al. “Gut Microbiota Controls Adipose Tissue Expansion, Gut Barrier and Glucose Metabolism: Novel Insights into Molecular Targets and Interventions Using Prebiotics.” Beneficial microbes. 5.1 (28 July 2013): 3-17. Web. 2 Mar. 2016.
  • Bäckhed F1, Ding H, et al. The gut microbiota as an environmental factor that regulates fat storage. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Nov 2; 101(44):15718-23.



  • Deblon, Nicolas, et al. “Mechanisms of the Anti-Obesity Effects of Oxytocin in Diet-Induced Obese Rats.” PLoS ONE 6.9 (27 Sept. 2011): e25565. Web.
  • Song, Se Jin, et al. “Cohabiting family members share microbiota with one another and with their dogs.” eLife. eLife, 16 Apr. 2013. Web. 2 Mar. 2016.



  • Penner, EA, H Buettner, and MA Mittleman. “The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance Among US Adults.” The American journal of medicine. 126.7 (21 May 2013): 583-9. Web. 2 Mar. 2016.
  • Cluny, NL, et al. “Prevention of Diet-Induced Obesity Effects on Body Weight and Gut Microbiota in Mice Treated Chronically with Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol.” PloS one. 10.12 (4 Dec. 2015): n.pag. Web. 2 Mar. 2016.
  • Penner, Elizabeth A, et al. “The impact of marijuana use on glucose, insulin, and insulin resistance among US adults – the American journal of medicine.” The American Journal of Medicine. Elsevier, 1 July 2013. Web. 3 Mar. 2016.
  • Sabia, Joseph J., Jeffrey Swigert, and Timothy Young. “The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on Body Weight.” Health Economics (2015): n/a-n/a. Web.
    Cyanodin-3 Glucoside
  • Sasaki, R, et al. “Cyanidin 3-Glucoside Ameliorates Hyperglycemia and Insulin Sensitivity Due to Downregulation of Retinol Binding Protein 4 Expression in Diabetic Mice.” Biochemical pharmacology. 74.11 (18 Sept. 2007): 1619-27. Web. 3 Mar. 2016.
  • Tsuda, Takanori, et al. “Dietary Cyanidin 3-O-β-D-Glucoside-Rich Purple Corn Color Prevents Obesity and Ameliorates Hyperglycemia in Mice.” The Journal of Nutrition 133.7 (1 July 2003): 2125-2130. Web. 3 Mar. 2016.
  • Guo, H, et al. “Cyanidin 3-Glucoside Protects 3T3-L1 Adipocytes Against H2O2- or TNF-Alpha-Induced Insulin Resistance by Inhibiting C-Jun NH2-Terminal Kinase Activation.” Biochemical pharmacology. 75.6 (9 Jan. 2008): 1393-401. Web. 3 Mar. 2016.



  • Jo, Young-Hwan, David A. Talmage, and Lorna W. Role. “Nicotinic Receptor-Mediated Effects on Appetite and Food Intake.” Journal of Neurobiology 53.4 (15 Nov. 2002): 618-632. Web.
  • Jessen, A., et al. “The Appetite-Suppressant Effect of Nicotine Is Enhanced by Caffeine*.” Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 7.4 (July 2005): 327-333. Web.


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