Green tea may help fight obesity and increase memory

The Asian Age With Agency Inputs

Life, Health

Experts say key compound in green tea called EGCG significantly helps reducing body fat.

Green tea has always been a favourite among dieters and is known for its metabolism-boosting capabilities (Photo: Pixabay)

A new study now claims that drinking green tea helps in both weight loss and boosts brain function as well. A favourite beverage among dieters, it is often touted for its metabolism boosting qualities.

Now, a study carried on mice, appears to confirm that the drink can have a transformative effect in just a few months.

Researchers from Yangling, China, who conducted the study found that green tea contains a compound called EGCG which helps in reducing body fat significantly.

The researchers also concluded that it also betters cognitions and memory tests.

For the research, scientists analyses three-month-old male mice who were either fed a standard diet, a high fructose diet or a high fructose diet plus two grams of EGCG per litre of water.

Results reveal that the mice fed just a high fructose diet had significantly higher body fat than those who were also given EGCG or a standard diet.

The findings were published in The FASEB Journal.