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A recent study has discovered that daily intake of green tea extract may increase energy and aid with weight loss.

The scientists from the University of Medicine, Berlin, recruited ten healthy overweight and obese men to participate in the randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover trial.

The men were randomly put into one of five supplement groups: Placebo, low-dose EGCG (300 mg), high-dose EGCG (600 mg), caffeine (200 mg), or EGCG plus caffeine (300 mg/200 mg). They took the supplements for three days, then had seven days of washing out their system before moving to the next group. All had attended each group by the end of the study.

The results showed that a daily dose of 300 mg of EGCG led to a 33% increase in fat oxidation, whilst a dose of 200 mg caffeine was linked to a 34.5% increase. When male subjects were given a...

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