The Weight Loss Benefit of Green Tea
Research has been conducted over the last few years to identify what compound present in green tea makes it a potent health drink. The scientists have found that green tea contains several antioxidants which are responsible for many of green tea’s health benefits, including weight loss benefit.
A research study by American and Swiss scientists on the weight loss benefit of green tea was concluded and the results of which were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Urology. During the course of their study, .
Lead researcher, D. Abdul Dulloo said in a press release that there are only two ways to achieve weight loss – either reduce energy intake or increase energy expenditure. , it seems, has compounds that can increase the body’s normal metabolism rate, thus giving it its weight loss benefit.
At the University of Geneva, where the study was conducted, Dr. Dulloo and his colleagues experimented on ten healthy young men. They theorized that the main contributor to green tea’s weight loss benefit is its caffeine content. To test this hypothesis on green tea’s weight loss benefit, , thirteen percent protein, and forty-seven percent carbohydrates.
Thrice everyday, the researchers measured their subjects’ energy expenditure () and monitored their respiration quotient to find out how well they utilized their carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
When they interpreted the data they collected, (, thereby achieving maximum weight loss).
On the other hand, those men who were only given caffeine or placebo with every meal showed only minimal increases in their metabolism rates.
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In their conclusion, . .