Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Green tea may help you get rid of tummy fat

A recent study found green tea catechin consumption enhances exercise-induced changes in abdominal fat and serum triglycerides. Several other studies have also given indications that green tea helps to boost the efficiency of weight loss exercise. In the recent study , published in the February issue of the Journal of Nutrition, shows that nasty hard to get rid of belly fat may be the first to go.

The study evaluated about 130 obese adults. All consumed a diet that was the same in daily calories and participated in the same amount of moderate exercise. They also drank a beverage each day containing 39 milligrams of caffeine, but one group consumed green tea. Green tea contains catechins, an antioxidant. After 12 weeks, the participants drinking the green tea had greater loss, about 4 pounds compared with about 2 pounds in the other group. The green-tea group also had larger declines in other fats.

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