Comparative studies on the hypolipidemic and growth suppressive effects of oolong, black, pu-erh, and green tea leaves in rats.

@article{Kuo2005ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative studies on the hypolipidemic and growth suppressive effects of oolong, black, pu-erh, and green tea leaves in rats.},
  author={Kuan-Li Kuo and Meng-Shih Weng and C W Chiang and Yao-Jen Tsai and Shoei-Yn Lin-Shiau and Jen-kun Lin},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={480-9}
}
The four major commercial teas, oolong, black, pu-erh, and green teas, have been manufactured in southeast Asia. In this study, we evaluated the growth suppressive and hypolipidemic effect of these four different tea leaves by oral feeding to male Sprague-Dawley rats for 30 weeks. The results showed that the suppression of body weights of tea leaves-fed groups were in the order: oolong tea > pu-erh tea > black tea > green tea. Pu-erh tea and oolong tea could lower the levels of triglyceride… CONTINUE READING
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