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Weight Loss Research


Weight loss research on the science that TRA is based on is listed below.  These reference also includes research on obesity and the factors involved in weight loss and obesity.

Bjorntorp, P, Rosmond, R 2000, ‘Obesity and cortisol’, Nutrition, vol. 16, no. 10, pp. 924-936.

Chantre, P, Lairon, D 2002, ‘Recent findings of green tea extract AR25 (Exolise) and its activity for the treatment of obesity’, Phytomedicine, vol. 9 no. 1, pp. 3-8.

Choo, JJ 2003, ‘Green tea reduces body fat accretion caused by high-fat diet in rats through .beta.-adrenoceptor activation of thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue’, Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, vol.14, no 11, pp. 671-676. .

De Tommasi, N 1991, ‘Hypoglycemic effects of sesquiterpene glycosides and polyhydroxylated triterpenoids of Eriobotyra japonica’, Planta Medica, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 414-416.

Homma et al 1994, ‘A novel 11-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase inhibitor contained in Saiboku-T, a herbal remedy for steroid-dependent bronchial asthma’, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology,  vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 305-309.

Horigome, H 2001. ‘Magnolol from Magnolia officinalis inhibits 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase without increases of corticosterone and thymocyte apoptosis in mice’, Planta Medica, vol. 67, no. 1, pp 33-37.

Ikegaya, K 1990, ‘Determination of chemical constituents in processed green tea by near infrared analysis’, JARQ, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 49-53.

Liu, F 2001, ‘An extract of Lagerstomia speciosa L. has insulin-glucose uptake stimulatory and adipocyte differentiation activities in 3T3-L1 cells’, Journal of Nutrition,  vol.131, no. 9, pp. 2242-2247.

Rhee, S-J 1997, ‘Effects of green tea catechins on liver 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase activity and serum lipid levels in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Abstract’, Han’guk Sikp’um Yongyang Kwahak Hoechi, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 1187-1193.

Sun  1995, ‘A study on the active constituents of Epimedium koreanum Nakai. Abstract’, Shenyang Yaoke Daxue Xuebao, vol. 12, no. 4, pp.  266-9: 306.

Vaskonen, T 2002, ‘Effects of calcium and plant sterols on serum lipids in obese Zucker rats on low-fat diet’, British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 87, (3): 239-245.

Yang, J 1998, ‘Immunopotentiation of total flavones of Epimediumm (TFE) on immunodepressed mice’, Shenyang Yaoke Daxue Xuebao, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 94-97.

Jastreboff, A, Potenza, M, Lacadie, C, Hong, K, Sherwin, R,  Sinha, R 2010, ‘Body Mass Index, Metabolic Factors, and Striatal Activation During Stressful and Neutral-Relaxing States: An fMRI Study’, Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 627-637

Wurtman, JJ 1990, ‘Carbohydrate craving. Relationship between carbohydrate intake and disorders of mood‘, Drugs, vol. 39, Suppl 3, pp. 49-52.

Toornvliet, AC et al  1997, ‘Psychological and metabolic responses of carbohydrate craving obese patients to carbohydrate, fat and protein-rich meals’, International Journal of Obesity, Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. 860-864.

Saaristo, TE 2008, ‘High prevalence of obesity, central obesity and abnormal glucose tolerance in the middle-aged Finnish population’, BMC Public Health, vol. 8, pp 423.

Rampal, L, et al 2007, ‘A national study on the prevalence of obesity among 16,127 Malaysians’, Asia Pac Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 561-566.

Mohd Sidik, S, et al 2004, ‘Childhood Obesity: Contributing Factors, Consequences and Intervention’, Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 13-22.