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Green tea reduces visceral body fat, scientists say

Green tea reduces visceral body fat, scientists say

Washington, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Green tea, one of the world´s most consumed and healthy beverages, is capable of reducing visceral fat, Journal of Functional Foods reported.

According to the journal, Subjects (118) were randomly assigned to consume daily a beverage containing 609.3 mg catechins and 68.7 mg caffeine or a control beverage for 12 weeks.

Average visceral fat area, body weight, and body fat were reduced significantly by catechin-enriched green tea treatment but these effects were not seen in the control group with per-protocol sets analysis.

Experts say that the visceral body fat -also known as hidden fat stored deep inside the belly, wrapped around the organs, including the livers and intestines, can cause heart diseases and diabetes.

Scientific notes indicated that green tea is a beverage that is produced from fresh Camellia sinensis leaf, rich in phenolic compounds that act as antioxidants and nutrients.

Green tea can improve brain function, intelligence, physical performance and reduces the risk of cancer, including colorectal, prostate and breast cancers.

Plus, the beverage could protect the brain from aging and prevent some other diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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