Effects of Green Tea (Sliming Herbal Tea) and Role of Dietary Practice to Reduce Obesity
Obesity is a cluster of non-transmissible diseases creating a massive socioeconomic and civil health burden in both developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increased in an alarming rate and one-third of the worldâ€™s population carrying obesity. Phenolic compounds from plant sources play a great role on obesity. Green tea or herbal tea that contains four types of catechins reduced cholesterol level through the modulation of bile acid absorption and metabolism.
Objectives: the aim of this study was to monitor the effects of green tea and nutritional education about dietary habit on obese persons.
Methods: A randomized control trial (n=20) of obese persons were selected as baseline study and a sliming herbal tea (green tea) with nutritional counseling was prescribed for 12 weeks to take regularly for twice in a day. Results: This study showed a positive impact on obese individuals. After 12 weeks intervention, BMI was decreased from 30.94 to 30.57, body weight, body fat and body fat mass were reduced from 72.50 to 71.36 kg, 32.06 to 30.18% and 27.38 to 25.52 kg respectively. Moreover, a dietary practice of high protein diet with low calorie and low fat diet was developed through nutrition counseling at the baseline study. Conclusion: Obesity management is a combined process. So, green tea with planned diet might be a fruitful effort to reduce body weight, body fat and overall BMI of an obese person.
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