Does Green Tea Improve Glucose Tolerance?
Green Tea and glucose tolerance?
The results of a recent study suggest that supplementation with 3 capsules of green tea extract (total: 890 +/- 13 mg polyphenols and 366 +/- 5 mg EGCG) increased fat oxidation, insulin sensitivity, and glucose tolerance in young healthy men.
“BACKGROUND: Green tea consumption is reportedly associated with various health-promoting properties. For example, it has been shown to promote fat oxidation in humans at rest and to prevent obesity and improve insulin sensitivity in mice.”
“CONCLUSIONS: Acute GTE ingestion can increase fat oxidation during moderate-intensity exercise and can improve insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance in healthy young men.”
- Venables MC, Hulston CJ, Cox HR, Jeukendrup AE. Green tea extract ingestion, fat oxidation, and glucose tolerance in healthy humans. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Mar;87(3):778-84.