Green Tea and Weight Loss – The Scientific Facts

There has been a lot said about Green Tea and Weight Loss.  Is there any science to back up the claims?  See for yourself in this study conducted in Thailand. This is just one example of a scientific study supporting the link between Green Tea and Weight Loss.

Title Effectiveness of green tea on weight reduction in obese Thais: A randomized, controlled trial.
Author(s) Auvichayapat P, Prapochanung M, Tunkamnerdthai O, Sripanidkulchai BO, Auvichayapat N, Thinkhamrop B, Kunhasura S, Wongpratoom S, Sinawat S, Hongprapas P
Institution Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, 40002, Thailand.
Source Physiol Behav 2007 Oct 18.
Abstract This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of green tea on weight reduction in obese Thais.

A randomized, controlled trial involving 60 obese subjects (body mass index, BMI > 25kg/m(2)) was conducted. All subjects consumed a Thai diet containing 3 meals (8373.6kJ/day) for 12weeks, prepared by the Nutritional Unit at Srinagarind Hospital. The diet contained 65% carbohydrates, 15% protein, and 20% fat. Body weight, BMI, body composition, resting energy expenditure, and substrate oxidation were measured at baseline, and during weeks 4, 8, and 12 of the study. Serum levels of leptin and urine VMA were measured at baseline and during the 12th week. Differences over time and between the treatments (green tea or placebo) over time were determined using two-factor ANOVA with repeated measures. In comparing the two groups, differences in weight loss were 2.70, 5.10, and 3.3kg during the 4th, 8th, and 12th weeks of the study, respectively. At the 8th and 12th weeks of the study, body weight loss was significantly different (P < 0.05). At the 8th week, the difference in resting energy expenditure was 183.38kJ/day (P < 0.001), the difference in the respiratory quotient was 0.02 (P < 0.05), and no significant differences existed in satiety score, food intake, or physical activity. Urine VMA was significantly different in the 12th week of the study (P < 0.05).

We conclude that green tea can reduce body weight in obese Thai subjects by increasing energy expenditure and fat oxidation.

Language ENG
Pub Type(s) JOURNAL ARTICLE
PubMed ID 18006026

Wu Yi (Green Tea) – Scientific Studies

I just had to share this article with you. It’s important to know these studies have been done.

Written by Jenny Hope
Source – www.dailymail.co.uk

“A cup of green tea a day could help keep your heart healthy, a study shows. The drink was found to widen the artery, which runs from the shoulder to the elbow by 4 per cent within 30 minutes – reducing the risk of blood clots. This is a good indicator of improved blood flow around the body, says a report in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation.

Dr Nikolaos Alexopoulos and colleagues at the 1st Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, used ultrasound scanning to measure the performance of the brachial artery – which runs from the shoulder to the elbow, and is a good indicator of blood flow around the body. A team of healthy volunteers were given green tea, caffeine or hot water to drink on three separate occasions. Measurements of the brachial artery were taken at three stages after they drank their beverage.

The researchers found the artery expanded by four per cent 30 minutes after volunteers drank green tea. Caffeine or hot water had no effect. Dilation of the artery shows better functioning of the endothelium, the layer of cells lining blood arteries that stops clots forming. Previous research suggests black tea improves short and long-term endothelial performance, but this is the first time green tea has been shown to have a short-term beneficial effect on the large arteries.

Green tea is traditionally consumed in China and Japan and differs from black tea in that it is not fermented before drying. This fermentation process appears to reduce the content of flavonoids – beneficial antioxidants – by up to 90 per cent, which is why green tea is believed to offer different health benefits to black tea.

Recent studies have also shown potent anticarcinogenic effects of green tea, attributed to its antioxidant properties. Other research shows drinking green tea lowers ‘bad’ cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduces harmful liver enzymes. Evidence is now suggesting that drinking around 3 to 4 cups of tea a day may help reduce the risk of developing heart disease.”

In conculsion, including green tea in your diet just makes sense. I have written about the “other health benefits” of Wu Yi Tea before, as you may be aware Wu Yi Tea has been shown to be more effective than other green teas.  Get more information on Wu Yi Tea


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Wu Yi Tea & Wu Yi Burn – A Magic Combination of Superfoods

The Unique Combination Of Ingredients Proven To Lose Up To 4.5 Times The Weight Than Diet & Exercise Alone

The results are in. Wu Yi Tea has been proven to be more effective than other green tea in burning calories (Japan University study).

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There is no need for exaggerated claims. Simply, the irrefutable evidence is here, the unique combination of superfood ingredients (including garcinia cambogia extract (an Asian fruit), gymnema sylvestre extract (an Asian herb), chromium polynicotinate (a trace mineral), Green Tea extract and the amazing Acai Berry has been proven to help people burn up to four and a half times more weight than relying on diet and exercise alone

Read more about the Scientific Study HERE