Antiobesity effects of green tea catechins: a mechanistic review.

  title={Antiobesity effects of green tea catechins: a mechanistic review.},
  author={Tia M. Rains and Sanjiv K. Agarwal and Kevin C Maki},
  journal={The Journal of nutritional biochemistry},
  volume={22 1},
Green tea catechins (GTC) are polyphenolic compounds present in the unfermented dried leaves of the plant, Camellia sinensis. Results from a number of randomized, controlled intervention trials have shown that consumption of GTC (270 mg to 1200 mg/day) may reduce body weight and fat. There are several proposed mechanisms whereby GTC may influence body weight and composition. The predominating hypothesis is that GTC influences sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity, increasing energy… CONTINUE READING
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