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Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2009;60 Suppl 6:151-9.

A novel green tea meal replacement formula for weight loss among obese individuals: a randomized controlled clinical trial.

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  • 1Department of BioIndustry Technology, DaYeh University, Changhua, Taiwan, ROC.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the efficacy and safety of a green tea meal replacement formula product for the treatment of obesity.

DESIGN:

A 12-week clinical trial was performed, in which 120 (25 male, 95 female) healthy, overweight and obese persons were included ( each of them occupy one-third of the whole population). The green tea formula was provided in the treatment group and normal diet was provided as control.

RESULTS:

More weight loss was found in the treatment group than the control (6.8 versus 2.3 kg; P <0.001). Also, the treatment group had a greater changes in total cholesterol (185.2 versus 215.2 mg/dl; P=0.011) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (106.7 versus 127.6 mg/dl; P<0.005). Among completers only, the treatment group again lost more weight (6.8 kg; n=54 versus 0.8 kg; n =56; P =0.001) and had a greater reduced total body fat mass (7.6%; n=37 versus 0.5%; P=0.005)

CONCLUSIONS:

This green tea meal replacement formula contributes to the lower body weight and reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level.

PMID:
19736596
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