Study Reference Citations from Daniella’s popular weight loss book 365 Skinny Smoothies Book (Harlequin Nonfiction, 2015), which has already sold over 100,000 copies around the world!
This list was just too long to fit in the back of the book. So I’m posting it here for anyone who is as nerdy about research as I am.
Abstracts can be read on Pub Med and most of the full articles are available on Google Scholar.
There are some very exciting studies here so anyone who is interested in reading the original research will learn a lot about food nutrients and weight loss.
The studies are listed by the chapter in which I used them for my nutrition tips.
Acheson, Blondel-Lubrano A, Oguey-Araymon, Beaumont M, Emady-Azar S, Ammon-Zufferey C, Monnard I, Pinaud S, Nielsen-Moennoz C, and Bovetto L. (2011) Protein choices targeting thermogenesis and metabolism. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Hotta, M., Nakata, R., Katsukawa, M., Hori, K., Takahashi, S., Inoue, H. (2010) Carvacrol, a Component of Thyme Oil, Activates PPAR and Suppresses COX-2 Expression. Journal of Lipid Research.
Leidy HJ, Ortinau LC, Douglas SM, Hoertel HA. (2013) Beneficial effects of a higher-protein breakfast on the appetitive, hormonal, and neural signals controlling energy intake regulation in overweight/obese, breakfast-skipping, late-adolescent girls. American Journal Clinical Nutrition
Nakamura A, Fujiwara S, Matsumoto I, Abe K. (2009) Stress repression in restrained rats by (R)-(-)-linalool inhalation and gene expression profiling of their whole blood cells. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.
Wang X, Zhang F, Yang L, Mei Y, Long H, Zhang X, Zhang J, Qimuge-Suyila , Su X. (2011) Ursolic acid inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis of cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. Journal Biomedical Biotechnology.
Bendtsen LQ, Lorenzen JK, Bendsen NT, Rasmussen C, Astrup A. (2013) Effect of dairy proteins on appetite, energy expenditure, body weight, and composition: a review of the evidence from controlled clinical trials. Advances in Nutrition: An International Review Journal.
Denis MC, Furtos A, Dudonné S, Montoudis A, Garofalo C, Desjardins Y, Delvin E, Levy E. (2013) Apple peel polyphenols and their beneficial actions on oxidative stress and inflammation. PLoS One.
Haddad JJ, Ghadieh RM, Hasan HA, Nakhal YK, Hanbali LB. (2013) Measurement of Antioxidant Activity and Antioxidant Compounds under Versatile Extraction Conditions: II. The Immuno-Biochemical Antioxidant Properties of Black Sour Cherry (Prunus cerasus) Extracts. Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry.
Cherniack EP. (2011) Polyphenols: planting the seeds of treatment for the metabolic syndrome.” Nutrition Journal.
da Silva ST, Dos Santos CA, Bressan J. (2013) Intestinal microbiota; relevance to obesity and modulation by prebiotics and probiotics. Nutrición Hospitalaria.
Devkota S, Layman DK. (2010) Protein metabolic roles in treatment of obesity. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care.
Fiamoncini J, Turner N, Hirabara SM, Salgado TM, Marçal AC, Leslie S, da Silva SM, Deschamps FC, Luz J, Cooney GJ, Curi R. (2013) Enhanced peroxisomal β-oxidation is associated with prevention of obesity and glucose intolerance by fish oil-enriched diets. Obesity Journal.
Howatson G, Bell PG, Tallent J, Middleton B, McHugh MP, Ellis J. (2012) Effect of tart cherry juice (Prunus cerasus) on melatonin levels and enhanced sleep quality. European Journal of Nutrition.
Islam MS, Indrajit M. (2012) Effects of xylitol on blood glucose, glucose tolerance, serum insulin and lipid profile in a type 2 diabetes model of rats. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism.
Kujawska M, Ignatowicz E, Ewertowska M, Markowski J, Jodynis-Liebert J. (2011) Cloudy apple juice protects against chemical-induced oxidative stress in rats. European Journal of Nutrition.
Li R, Liang T, Xu L, Li Y, Zhang S, Duan X. (2013) Protective effect of cinnamon polyphenols against STZ-diabetic mice fed high-sugar, high-fat diet and its underlying mechanism. Food and Chemical Toxicology.
Lucarini R, Bernardes WA, Ferreira DS, Tozatti MG, Furtado R, Bastos JK, Pauletti PM, Januário AH, Silva ML, Cunha WR. (2013) In vivo analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities of Rosmarinus officinalis aqueous extracts, rosmarinic acid and its acetyl ester derivative. Pharmaceutical Biology.
Mulabagal V, Lang GA, DeWitt DL, Dalavoy SS, Nair MG. (2009) Anthocyanin content, lipid peroxidation and cyclooxygenase enzyme inhibitory activities of sweet and sour cherries. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.
Ping H, Zhang G, Ren G. (2010) Antidiabetic effects of cinnamon oil in diabetic KK-Ay mice. Food and Chemical Toxicology.
Rao VS, de Melo CL, Queiroz MG, Lemos TL, Menezes DB, Melo TS, Santos FA. (2011) Ursolic acid, a pentacyclic triterpene from Sambucus australis, prevents abdominal adiposity in mice fed a high-fat diet. Journal of Medicinal Food.
Sangai NP, Verma RJ, Trivedi MH. (2012). Testing the efficacy of quercetin in mitigating bisphenol A toxicity in liver and kidney of mice. Toxicology and Industrial Health.
Stull AJ, Cash KC, Johnson WD, Champagne CM, Cefalu WT. (2010) Bioactives in blueberries improve insulin sensitivity in obese, insulin-resistant men and women. Journal of Nutrition.
Tang M, Armstrong CL, Leidy HJ, Campbell WW. (2013) Normal vs. high-protein weight loss diets in men: effects on body composition and indices of metabolic syndrome. Journal of Obesity
Tchantchou F, Graves M, Ortiz D, Rogers E, Shea TB. (2004) Dietary supplementation with apple juice concentrate alleviates the compensatory increase in glutathione synthase transcription and activity that accompanies dietary- and genetically-induced oxidative stress. Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging.
Yang X, Yang S, Guo Y, Jiao Y, Zhao Y. (2013) Compositional characterization of soluble apple polysaccharides, and their antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects on acute CCl4-caused liver damage in mice. Food Chemistry Journal Elsevier.
Zanuto R, Siqueira-Filho MA, Caperuto LC, Bacurau RF, Hirata E, Peliciari-Garcia RA, do Amaral FG, Marçal AC, Ribeiro LM, Camporez JP, Carpinelli AR, Bordin S, Cipolla-Neto J, Carvalho CR. (2013) Melatonin improves insulin sensitivity independently of weight loss in old obese rats. Journal of Pineal Research.
Wedick NM, Pan A, Cassidy A, Rimm EB, Sampson L, Rosner B, Willett W, Hu FB, Sun Q, van Dam RM. (2012) Dietary flavonoid intakes and risk of type 2 diabetes in US men and women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Shimizu T, Torres MP, Chakraborty S, Souchek JJ, Rachagani S, Kaur S, Macha M, Ganti AK, Hauke RJ, Batra SK. (2013) Holy Basil leaf extract decreases tumorigenicity and metastasis of aggressive human pancreatic cancer cells in vitro and in vivo: potential role in therapy. Cancer Letters.
Kunkel SD, Elmore CJ, Bongers KS, Ebert SM, Fox DK, Dyle MC, Bullard SA, Adams CM. (2012) Ursolic acid increases skeletal muscle and brown fat and decreases diet-induced obesity, glucose intolerance and fatty liver disease. PLoS One.
Rendeiro C, Vauzour D, Rattray M, Waffo-Téguo P, Mérillon JM, Butler LT, Williams CM, Spencer JP. (2013) Dietary levels of pure flavonoids improve spatial memory performance and increase hippocampal brain-derived neurotrophic factor. PLoS One.
Alam MA, Kauter K, Brown L. (2013) Naringin improves diet-induced cardiovascular dysfunction and obesity in high carbohydrate, high fat diet-fed rats. Nutrients.
Dinstel RR, Cascio J, Koukel S. (2013) The antioxidant level of Alaska’s wild berries: high, higher and highest. Int J Circumpolar Health.
Azevedo MI, Pereira AF, Nogueira RB, Rolim FE, Brito GA, Wong DV, Lima- Júnior RC, de Albuquerque Ribeiro R, Vale ML. (2013) The antioxidant effects of the flavonoids rutin and quercetin inhibit oxaliplatin-induced chronic painful peripheral neuropathy. Mol Pain.
Chirumbolo S. (2013) Dietary Assumption Of Plant Polyphenols and Prevention Of Allergy. Curr Pharm Des.
Hursel R, Westerterp-Plantenga MS. (2013) Catechin- and caffeine-rich teas for control of body weight in humans. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Pongcharoen S, Warnnissorn P, Leŗtkajornsin O, Limpeanchob N, Sutheerawattananonda M. (2013) Protective effect of silk lutein on ultraviolet B-irradiated human keratinocytes. Biology Research.
Rastmanesh R. (2011) High polyphenol, low probiotic diet for weight loss because of intestinal microbiota interaction. Chemical Biology Interaction.
Srinivasan K. (2014) Antioxidant potential of spices and their active constituents. Critical Review Food Science Nutrition.
Tavares L, Figueira I, McDougall GJ, Vieira HL, Stewart D, Alves PM, Ferreira RB, Santos CN. (2013) Neuroprotective effects of digested polyphenols from wild blackberry species. European Journal of Nutrition.
Viladomiu M, Hontecillas R, Lu P, Bassaganya-Riera J. (2013) Preventive and prophylactic mechanisms of action of pomegranate bioactive constituents. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Allen RW, Schwartzman E, Baker WL, Coleman CI, Phung OJ. (2013) Cinnamon use in type 2 diabetes: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Family Medicine.
Espín JC, Larrosa M, García-Conesa MT, Tomás-Barberán F. (2013) Biological significance of urolithins, the gut microbial ellagic Acid-derived metabolites: the evidence so far. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Junco JJ, Mancha A, Malik G, Wei SJ, Kim DJ, Liang H, Slaga TJ. (2013) Resveratrol and P-glycoprotein Inhibitors Enhance the Anti-skin Cancer Effects of Ursolic Acid. Molecular Cancer Research.
Kelley DS, Adkins Y, Reddy A, Woodhouse LR, Mackey BE, Erickson KL. (2013) Sweet bing cherries lower circulating concentrations of markers for chronic inflammatory diseases in healthy humans. Journal of Nutrition.
Majdalawieh AF, Carr RI. (2010) In vitro investigation of the potential immunomodulatory and anti-cancer activities of black pepper (Piper nigrum) and cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum). Journal of Medicinal Food.
Martín MA, Fernández-Millán E, Ramos S, Bravo L, Goya L. (2013) Cocoa flavonoid epicatechin protects pancreatic beta cell viability and function against oxidative stress. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.
Panchal SK, Ward L, Brown L. (2013) Ellagic acid attenuates high-carbohydrate, high-fat diet-induced metabolic syndrome in rats. European Journal of Nutrition.
Valussi M. (2012) Functional foods with digestion-enhancing properties. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition.
Walker AW, Lawley TD. (2013) Therapeutic modulation of intestinal dysbiosis. Pharmacology Research.
Ying X, Chen X, Cheng S, Shen Y, Peng L, Xu HZ. (2013) Piperine inhibits IL-β induced expression of inflammatory mediators in human osteoarthritis chondrocyte. International Immunopharmacology.
Alghasham AA. (2013) Cucurbitacins – a promising target for cancer therapy. International Journal of Health Science (Qassim).
Flamini R, Mattivi F, Rosso MD, Arapitsas P, Bavaresco L. (2013) Advanced knowledge of three important classes of grape phenolics: anthocyanins, stilbenes and flavonols. International Journal of Molecular Science.
Halim EM, Mukhopadhyay AK. (2006) Effect of Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi) and vitamin E on biochemical parameters and retinopathy in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry.
Hursel R, Westerterp-Plantenga MS. (2013) Catechin- and caffeine-rich teas for control of body weight in humans. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Khan V, Najmi AK, Akhtar M, Aqil M, Mujeeb M, Pillai KK. (2012) A pharmacological appraisal of medicinal plants with antidiabetic potential. Journal of Pharmacology and Bioallied Science.
Meinke MC, Friedrich A, Tscherch K, Haag SF, Darvin ME, Vollert H, Groth N, Lademann J, Rohn S. (2013) Influence of dietary carotenoids on radical scavenging capacity of the skin and skin lipids. European Journal of Pharmacology and Biopharmacology.
Sesso HD, Wang L, Ridker PM, Buring JE. (2012) Tomato-based food products are related to clinically modest improvements in selected coronary biomarkers in women. Journal of Nutrition.
Evans JA, Johnson EJ. (2010) Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive. Nutrients.
Jeena K, Liju VB, Kuttan R. (2013) The role of phytonutrients in skin health, activities of essential oil from ginger. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology.
Babu PV, Liu D, Gilbert ER. (2013) Recent advances in understanding the anti-diabetic actions of dietary flavonoids. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
Duan L, Tao HW, Hao XJ, Gu QQ, Zhu WM. (2009) Cytotoxic and antioxidative phenolic compounds from the traditional Chinese medicinal plant, Myristica fragrans. Planta Medicine.
Landberg R, Sun Q, Rimm EB, Cassidy A, Scalbert A, Mantzoros CS, Hu FB, van Dam RM. (2011) Selected dietary flavonoids are associated with markers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in U.S. women. Journal of Nutrition.
McCormack D, McFadden D. (2013) A review of pterostilbene antioxidant activity and disease modification. Oxidation Medicine and Cellular Longevity.
Shui G, Leong LP. (2004) Analysis of polyphenolic antioxidants in star fruit using liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A.
Woo HD, Kim J. (2013) Dietary flavonoid intake and smoking-related cancer risk: a meta- analysis. PLoS One.
Breslavsky A, Frand J, Matas Z, Boaz M, Barnea Z, Shargorodsky M. (2013) Effect of high doses of vitamin D on arterial properties, adiponectin, leptin and glucose homeostasis in type 2 diabetic patients. Clinical Nutrition.
Cao GY, Yang XW, Xu W, Li F. (2013) New inhibitors of nitric oxide production from the seeds of Myristica fragrans. Food and Chemical Toxicology.
Krishnaswamy K. (2008) Traditional Indian spices and their health significance. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Latif R. (2013) Health benefits of cocoa. Current Opinion of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Care.
Manganaris GA, Goulas V, Vicente AR, Terry LA. (2013) Berry antioxidants: small fruits. providing large benefits. Journal of Science, Food and Agriculture.
Ruchkina IN, Fadeeva NA, Parfenov AI, Shcherbakov PL, Gubina AV, Poleva NI, Khomeriki SG, Chikunova BZ. (2013) The role of small bowel microflora in the development of secondary lactase deficiency and the possibilities of its treatment with probiotics. Terapevticheskiĭ arkhiv.
Aviram M, Rosenblat M. (2013) Pomegranate for your cardiovascular health. Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal.
Azarpazhooh A, Limeback H, Lawrence HP, Shah PS. (2011) Xylitol for preventing acute otitis media in children up to 12 years of age. Cochrane Database Systematic Review.
Danhauer JL, Johnson CE, Corbin NE, Bruccheri KG. (2010) Xylitol as a prophylaxis for acute otitis media: systematic review. International Journal of Audiology.
Hulsken S, Märtin A, Mohajeri MH, Homberg JR. (2013) Food-derived serotonergic modulators: effects on mood and cognition. Nutrition Research Review.
Kurola P, Tapiainen T, Sevander J, Kaijalainen T, Leinonen M, Uhari M, Saukkoriipi A. (2011) Effect of xylitol and other carbon sources on Streptococcus pneumoniae biofilm formation and gene expression in vitro. APMIS, formerly Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica.
Levi JR, Brody RM, McKee-Cole K, Pribitkin E, O’Reilly R. (2013) Complementary and alternative medicine for pediatric otitis media. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology.
Pérez-Jiménez J, Neveu V, Vos F, Scalbert A. (2010) Identification of the 100 richest dietary sources of polyphenols: an application of the Phenol- Explorer database. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Račková L, Cupáková M, Tažký A, Mičová J, Kolek E, Košt’álová D. (2013) Redox properties of ginger extracts: Perspectives of use of Zingiber officinale Rosc. as antidiabetic agent. Interdisciplinary Toxicology.
Ranasinghe P, Pigera S, Premakumara GS, Galappaththy P, Constantine GR, Katulanda P. (2013) Medicinal properties of ‘true’ cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum): a systematic review. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Ritter AV, Bader JD, Leo MC, Preisser JS, Shugars DA, Vollmer WM, Amaechi BT, Holland JC. (2013) Tooth-surface-specific effects of xylitol: randomized trial results. Journal of Dental Research.
Savignac HM, Corona G, Mills H, Chen L, Spencer JP, Tzortzis G, Burnet PW. (2013) Prebiotic feeding elevates central brain derived neurotrophic factor, N- methyl-d-aspartate receptor subunits and d-serine. Neurochemistry International.
Bártíková H, Skálová L, Dršata J, Boušová I. (2013) Interaction of Anthocyanins with Drug-metabolizing and Antioxidant Enzymes. Current Medicine Chemistry.
Delzenne NM, Neyrinck AM, Cani PD. (2011) Modulation of the gut microbiota by nutrients with prebiotic properties: consequences for host health in the context of obesity and metabolic syndrome. Microbiology Cell Factories.
Fujii M, Nakashima H, Tomozawa J, Shimazaki Y, Ohyanagi C, Kawaguchi N, Ohya S, Kohno S, Nabe T. (2013) Deficiency of n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids is mainly responsible for atopic dermatitis-like pruritic skin inflammation in special diet-fed hairless mice. Experimental Dermatology.
Gray B, Steyn F, Davies PS, Vitetta L. (2013) Omega-3 fatty acids: a review of the effects on adiponectin and leptin and potential implications for obesity management. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Hou J, Zheng D, Fan K, Yu B, Xiao W, Ma J, Jin W, Tan Y, Wu J. (2012) Combination of mangiferin and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor sitagliptin improves impaired glucose tolerance in streptozotocin-diabetic rats. Pharmacology.
Hurley CF, Hatfield DL, Riebe DA. (2013) The effect of caffeine ingestion on delayed onset muscle soreness. Journal of Strength Conditioning Research.
Lee CM, Su YH, Huynh TT, Lee WH, Chiou JF, Lin YK, Hsiao M, Wu CH, Lin YF, Wu AT, Yeh CT. (2013) Blueberry Isolate, Pterostilbene, Functions as a Potential Anticancer Stem Cell Agent in Suppressing Irradiation-Mediated Enrichment of Hepatoma Stem Cells. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Martín MA, Ramos S, Cordero-Herrero I, Bravo L, Goya L. (2013) Cocoa phenolic extract protects pancreatic beta cells against oxidative stress. Nutrients.
Study References from 365 Skinny Smoothies (Harlequin NonFiction)