Mechanisms of body weight reduction and metabolic syndrome alleviation by tea.

@article{Yang2016MechanismsOB,
  title={Mechanisms of body weight reduction and metabolic syndrome alleviation by tea.},
  author={Chung S Yang and Jinsong Zhang and Le Zhang and Jinbao Huang and Yijun Wang},
  journal={Molecular nutrition & food research},
  year={2016},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={160-74}
}
Tea, a popular beverage made from leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis, has been shown to reduce body weight, alleviate metabolic syndrome, and prevent diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in animal models and humans. Such beneficial effects have generally been observed in most human studies when the level of tea consumption was three to four cups (600-900 mg tea catechins) or more per day. Green tea is more effective than black tea. In spite of numerous studies, the fundamental mechanisms for… CONTINUE READING
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