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(4) Piperine, a Component of Black Pepper, Inhibits Adipogenesis by Antagonizing PPARγ Activity in 3T3-L1 Cells. Ui-Hyun Park, Hong-Suk Jeong, Eun-Young Jo, Taesun Park, Seung Kew Yoon, Eun-Joo Kim, Ji-Cheon Jeong, and Soo-Jong Um. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2012

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(7) Effects of targeted delivery of propionate to the human colon on appetite regulation, body weight maintenance and adiposity in overweight adults. Chambers ES, Viardot A, Psichas A, et al. Gut. 2015

(8) A randomized controlled trial: the effect of inulin on weight management and ectopic fat in subjects with prediabetes. Guess ND, Dornhorst A, Oliver N, Bell JD, Thomas EL, Frost GS. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2015

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(10) Momordica charantia Administration Improves Insulin Secretion in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Marisol Cortez-Navarrete, Esperanza Martínez-Abundis, Karina G. Pérez-Rubio, Manuel González-Ortiz, and Miriam Méndez-del Villar. Journal of Medicinal Food. Jul 2018

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(12) Hibiscus sabdariffa extract inhibits obesity and fat accumulation, and improves liver steatosis in humans. Chang HC, Peng CH, Yeh DM, Kao ES, Wang CJ. Food Funct. 2014

(13) Effects of Hibiscus sabdariffa extract powder and preventive treatment (diet) on the lipid profiles of patients with metabolic syndrome (MeSy). Gurrola-Díaz CM, García-López PM, Sánchez-Enríquez S, Troyo-Sanromán R, Andrade-González I, Gómez-Leyva JF. Phytomedicine. 2010

(14) Pharmacokinetics of anthocyanins and antioxidant effects after the consumption of anthocyanin-rich acai juice and pulp (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) in human healthy volunteers. Mertens-Talcott SU, Rios J, Jilma-Stohlawetz P, et al. J Agric Food Chem. 2008

(15) Diet supplementation with acai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) pulp improves biomarkers of oxidative stress and the serum lipid profile in rats. de Souza MO, Silva M, Silva ME, Oliveira Rde P, Pedrosa ML. Nutrition. 2010

(16) Euterpe oleracea (açai) modifies sterol metabolism and attenuates experimentally-induced atherosclerosis. Feio CA, Izar MC, Ihara SS, et al. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2012

(17) Rutin ameliorates obesity through brown fat activation. Yuan X, Wei G, You Y, et al. FASEB J. 2017

(18) Improvement of blood glucose levels and obesity in mice given aronia juice by inhibition of dipeptidyl peptidase IV and α-glucosidase. Takuya Yamanea, Miyuki Kozukab, Daisuke Kondaa,Yoshihisa Nakanoc, Takenori Nakagakid, Iwao Ohkuboe, HiroyoshiArigaa. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 2016

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