American researchers have found that rodent experiments have shown that green tea will be able to fight not only obesity but also diabetes. At the same time, they suggest that food supplements with green tea extract would not have the same effect as a drink.
American scientists have found that green tea has some advantages in fighting obesity and reducing inflammatory markers. The results of their research have been published on MedicalXpress.
Scientists tested 2% green tea extract on rodents. One group of mice ate only fatty foods for one week, while the other group had a regular, balanced diet. In addition, each of these groups was divided into two parts, one was extracted with green tea extract and the other was not. Then, after a week, scientists looked at the status of rodents, their weight, their adipose tissue volume, their resistance to insulin, among other things.
They found that the consumption of green tea is beneficial to animals, which followed a very fat diet because it grew 20% less and developed lower insulin resistance compared to rodents. who did not get the extract.
In addition, green tea has reduced the penetration of endotoxins, toxins contained in the outer membrane of some bacteria, into the blood of animals.
The doses used in the experiments are equivalent to ten cups of green tea. Also, scientists explain that food supplements with green tea extract would not be a good substitute and would not have the same effect. On the other hand, scientists warn that it is still too early for the results of this research to be applied to humans because they still need further analysis.