Scientific Bibliographical References

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Excerpts from above feature on foxnews/health link:

[“To get rid of cellulite, you have to reduce the underlying fat stores and **replace lost muscle tissue.** You won’t find a cellulite cure in cosmetic products or procedures,” says Dr. Jeffrey Sklar, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Sklar adds; “the more muscle tone you have, the less of a problem it will be.”]

[“With the right exercise plan, you can reduce cellulite and make your lower body look smoother and firmer,” says Prevention advisor, Dr. Wayne L. Westcott, PhD. “When we put 16 women ages 26 to 66 on a program for 8 weeks, all of them reported less cellulite in their lower body. And 70 percent of them reported a lot less.”

…On average, the women lost just over 3 lb of fat (which isn’t much at all), However, they added 2.5 lb of muscle, and shed almost 1 1/2 inches from their hips. Overall, the women shrank the lumpy fat layer on their thighs by 1.3 millimeters and increased smooth muscle tissue in the same area by 1.8 mm. It doesn’t sound like much, but it definitely made their legs look smoother and firmer, which is what they really wanted.]