Study Shows Green Tea May Help Battle Obesity

BOSTON (CBS) – Green tea has been touted for its potential health benefits, and now a new study from Ohio State University finds that green tea may help fight obesity. Researchers found that mice fed a diet of 2 percent green tea extract gained about 20 percent less weight and had lower insulin resistance and less inflammation than mice fed the same diet without green tea. They also found the mice on the green tea had healthier gut bacteria, which may be responsible for the lower risk of obesity. Now, before you run out and brew a cup of green tea, the mice were fed the equivalent of 10 cups of green tea a day. And researchers say it’s not clear whether green tea extract supplements would have the same beneficial effect as drinking green tea throughout the day with meals.
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Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
Research ArticlesA. Heetun, R. I. Cutress, E. R. Copson,Proceedings of the Nutrition Society,Volume 77 Issue 04, pp 369-381Abstract
Source: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Acta Orthop Belg Source Type: research
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Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
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Source: Obesity Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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