Effects of Combination of Regular Exercise and Tea Catechins Intake on Energy Expenditure in Humans

Noriyasu Ota, Satoko Soga, Akira Shimotoyodome, Satoshi Haramizu, Misako Inaba, Takatoshi Murase, Ichiro Tokimitsu
2005 Journal of health science  
Improvement in dietary habits and regular exer- cise is considered to be effective in preventing and/or reducing obesity and lifestyle-related diseases. The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of the combination of regular exercise and tea catechins intake on energy expenditure in humans. Fourteen healthy male subjects of 26 to 42 years of age received either a test beverage containing tea catechins or a control beverage without tea catechins for 2 months period; during this period
more » ... ing this period they also engaged in treadmill exercise at a pace of 5 km/hr for 30 min 3 times a week. Energy expenditure in a sedentary condition or during the treadmill exercise was measured after 2 months by indirect colorimetry. Fat utilization for energy expenditure under both sedentary and exercising conditions was significantly increased by the combination of regular exercise and tea catechins intake compared to that by exercise alone.
doi:10.1248/jhs.51.233 fatcat:iyahhxg4dvbtfhusyveaafqd4e