Scientific Studies Show Drinking Green Tea May Help You Lose Weight

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Green tea can reduce body weight and BMI when consumed for more than 12 weeks at less than 800mg/day, per analysis of 26 trials in Phytotherapy Research.

In an analysis of randomized controlled trials, individuals who consumed green tea experienced a significant decline in body weight and body mass index. On the other hand, the analysis did not show any significant change in terms of waist circumference (a measure of abdominal fat) with green tea supplementation. The findings are published in Phytotherapy Research.

The analysis of 26 randomized controlled trials including 1,344 participants found that body weight and body mass index significantly changed after green tea was consumed for periods longer than 12 weeks and at a dosage of less than 800 mg/day.

Reference: “The effect of green tea supplementation on obesity: A systematic review and dose–response meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials” by Ying Lin, Dianfeng Shi, Bo Su, Jing Wei, Mihnea‐Alexandru Găman, Melahat Sedanur Macit, Israel Júnior Borges do Nascimento and Nathalia Sernizon Guimaraes, 6 May 2020,  Phytotherapy Research.
DOI: 10.1002/ptr.6697

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