Title

The Critical Analysis of the Weight Loss Claims of Green tea Extract/Supplements

Date

5-29-2014 10:05 AM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Chair

Natalie DeWitt

Session Title

Health/ Physical Education/Exercise Science Symposium

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Tom Kelly

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Green tea extract/supplements contain high concentrations of antioxidants called polyphenols. The most prevalent polyphenol in green tea is EGCG (catechin epigallocatechin gallate), which appears to have anti-obesity effects. Green tea extract is theorized to influence body composition and fat loss with EGCG possibly stimulating thermogenesis and fat oxidation. Claims made by diverse companies allege their green tea products aid in weight loss by burning calories, boosting metabolism, increasing energy and fighting fatigue. This presentation will highlight research testing the weight loss claims of green tea extract/supplements.

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May 29th, 10:05 AM

The Critical Analysis of the Weight Loss Claims of Green tea Extract/Supplements

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

Green tea extract/supplements contain high concentrations of antioxidants called polyphenols. The most prevalent polyphenol in green tea is EGCG (catechin epigallocatechin gallate), which appears to have anti-obesity effects. Green tea extract is theorized to influence body composition and fat loss with EGCG possibly stimulating thermogenesis and fat oxidation. Claims made by diverse companies allege their green tea products aid in weight loss by burning calories, boosting metabolism, increasing energy and fighting fatigue. This presentation will highlight research testing the weight loss claims of green tea extract/supplements.