An extract from white tea can reduce the number of new fat cells produced and break down the fat in existing ones, according to new research which could help in the battle against obesity. A team of researchers from Beiersdorf AG, Germany, has studied the biological effects of an extract of the white tea, which is the least processed version of the tea plant Camellia Sinensis, on cultured human fat cells (called adipocytes) and pre-adipocytes. Results showed that it effectively inhibits the generation of new adipocytes and stimulates fat mobilization from mature fat cells. Also after treating the pre-adipocytes with the tea extract, the authors found that fat incorporation during the genesis of new adipocytes was reduced. The team found that the extract solution induced a decrease in the expression of genes associated with the growth of new fat cells, while also prompting existing adipocytes to break down the fat they contain. In the industrialized countries, the rising incidence of obesity-associated disorders including cardiovascular diseases and diabetes constitutes a growing problem. We’ve shown that white tea may be an ideal natural source of slimming substances.
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