Fat Mass

Fat Mass is a term for adipose tissue, the scientific name for any body fat you carry on you as a form of energy storage. Although not unhealth per se, many people termed obese carry too much body fat and a reduction of fat mass is seen as healthy and desirable.


Research analysis by and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Apr 29, 2017.

Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect fat mass

Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
Green Tea Catechins
All comparative evidence is now gathered in our ​A-to-Z Supplement Reference.
The evidence for each separate supplement is still freely available ​here.
Chromium  
Conjugated Linoleic Acid  
Ephedrine  
HMB  
L-Carnitine  
Vitamin D  
Whey Protein  
Colostrum  
Creatine  
Dehydroepiandrosterone  
Pyruvate  
Trimethylglycine  
Clenbuterol  
Yohimbine  
7-Keto DHEA  
Arginine  
Beta-Alanine  
Coleus forskohlii  
Fenugreek  
Grapefruit  
Green Coffee Extract  
Irvingia gabonensis  
Arachidonic acid  
Chlorella  
D-Aspartic Acid  
Fish Oil  
Glutamine  
Hoodia gordonii  
Leucic Acid  
Leucine  
Licorice  
Punicic Acid  
Tauroursodeoxycholic Acid  
Tribulus terrestris  
Ursolic Acid  
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)  
Vitamin C  
Ashwagandha  
Medium-chain triglycerides  
Cocoa Extract  
Eurycoma Longifolia Jack  
Mangifera indica  
Safflower Oil  
Zinc  

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"Fat Mass," Examine.com, published on 6 February 2013, last updated on 29 April 2017, https://examine.com/topics/fat-mass/