Weight Manager

February 2000 Issue

Green Tea Revs Motor, Enough to Shed Pounds?

A green tea diet? It's not a bestseller yet, but a study from the University of Geneva in Switzerland suggests that compounds in green tea called catechins may boost metabolism and fat burning. The Research. In the study, which appeared in the December 1999 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers used a respiratory chamber to measure the energy expenditure and respiratory quotient (an indication of which components of food—fats, carbohydrates or protein—the body

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