Weighing the Promises of Tea’s Weight-Loss Benefits

“Promising” is a word often used in discussions about tea’s ability to boost your metabolism and help you lose weight and burn fat. But don’t hold your breath waiting for the proof of that promise. Although there’s certainly some evidence, and lots of hype, that the catechins and/or epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in green tea promotes better weight management, the number of human studies in this field is still quite limited. Rick Hursel, a human biologist at Maastricht Universit

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2 thoughts on “Weighing the Promises of Tea’s Weight-Loss Benefits

  1. I tend to be skeptical in studies such as these with regard to the specificity on how the tea is administered and the quantity. Surely benefits are derived from slowing down and enjoying loose leaf, but many studies seem to focus on only giving extracts, and I think miss out.

  2. Late comment because I just read the article now…. But to complete what rstudd says, I was curious to know if some studies mesured the effect of a warm beverage, particularly tea, on the metabolism in synch with ECGC. Slowing down and bringing warmth to to the body is well known to Chinese medicine. Have you seen something where the subjects are compared with extracts and a good old cuppa tea? Must be hard to do so scientifically. Thanks!

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