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Green Tea: Fat Burner? (Switzerland)
Green tea, touted for its possible benefits against cancer and heart disease, may also be a dieter's friend. Researchers at the University of Geneva placed 10 healthy young men on a weight-maintenance diet for six weeks. At mealtimes the men took a green tea extract (containing caffeine and other powerful compounds), caffeine, or a placebo. The men who took green tea extract burned more calories, including more fat calories. (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Dec. 1999)
Date Published: 04/05/2000
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