Drinking Green Tea May Help You Lose Weight

Written by Michael Lewis

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Dulloo and colleagues also testedrepparttar plant compound EGCG found in green tea. They found thatrepparttar 139689 stimulant ephedrine alone had no effect on thermogenesis, but that caffeine plus ephedrine resulted in an 84% increase. However, adding EGCG torepparttar 139690 caffeine plus ephedrine mix increased thermogenesis even further.

"Our studies ... raiserepparttar 139691 possibility thatrepparttar 139692 therapeutic potential ofrepparttar 139693 green tea extract, or indeed a combination of EGCG and caffeine, may be extended torepparttar 139694 management of obesity," Dulloo and co-authors write.

A researcher who reviewedrepparttar 139695 study for WebMD says that whilerepparttar 139696 work is interesting and extends this group's previous findings by showing that compounds in green tea other than caffeine are involved in thermogenesis, caution should be used in interpreting animal data and applying it to humans.

"They used [a particular type of fatty tissue] from rats and we don't really know how significant that tissue is in humans or if it is different in obese vs. non-obese people," says Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr, PhD. "It doesn't rule outrepparttar 139697 significance ofrepparttar 139698 findings, and it is a good model to use to look atrepparttar 139699 effects of caffeine andrepparttar 139700 combination of caffeine andrepparttar 139701 [plant] compounds that are present in green tea, but until better clinical trials are done in humans, it's hard to say whatrepparttar 139702 physiological significance of this actually may be."

Zidenberg-Cherr, who is an associate professor of nutrition atrepparttar 139703 University of California, Davis, also points out that thermogenesis plays only a very small role in energy expenditure in adults. Most ofrepparttar 139704 energy expended is used to maintain basic body functions such as breathing andrepparttar 139705 flow of blood throughoutrepparttar 139706 body.

She says green tea may have many health benefits due to its plant compounds, but cautions that it is notrepparttar 139707 answer to weight-loss woes. "Green tea can't be used, and it shouldn't be used, as a 'magic bullet' for weight loss," she tells WebMD. "You've got to combine it with other changes, including increasing physical activity and reducing a high-calorie diet."

About The Author

---------------- Michael Lewis has been collecting articles and information on Weight Loss and HGH (Human Growth Hormone and related health benefits. He has created and edits numerous web sites about this subject. Michael is a staff writer for www.ageforce.com

3 Secrets Your Diet Book Won't Tell You

Written by Amy S. Grant

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