Black Tea Effective to Reduce Fat

The benefit of a cup of tea to reduce fat has been widely demonstrated in numerous scientific studies. One type of tea that can be selected is black tea.

According to experts, molecular genetics UB Malang Prof. Fatchiyah Kes, brew black tea is one of the effective ways to reduce obesity. The content of catechins in black tea compounds is an important substance that plays a role in the fight against fat.

"The effect of catechin from black tea makers are taken for approximately 90 days will be able to lose weight significantly, because of the influence of these catechins can inhibit insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF-1) as a ligand binds to its receptor," said Fatchiyah in Malang, Wednesday (20/02/2013).

He said, various research has been done to reduce obesity by exploring natural herbs as a healthy drink such as green tea, black tea, mixed fruit and vegetable juices, and other herbal ingredients.

During this time, he said, people only know green tea to your diet in an attempt to lose weight. However, now there are studies related to the efficacy of black tea were able to lose weight effectively.

Various studies about black tea has also been done. One of them is tested on obese rats and the results, giving black tea makers are able to lose weight obese mice significantly.

Other studies in vitro by culturing fat cells, said Fatchiyah, indicating inhibition of adipogenesis (fat cells start the process turn into mature fat cells) and increased apoptosis (programmed cell death) by treatment with Epigallocatechin Gallate / EGCG 200 (catechin in tea leaves) . To clarify the role of the inhibition of adipogenesis cathechin this, research conducted by Ferdowsi followed by analysis "in silico" which shows the catechins inhibit IGF-1R, but not the protein IGF-1.

"The results of this study indicate that black tea makers have potential as preventive therapy of bioactive natural to reduce obesity," he said.

Obesity is a condition of excess body fat tissue mass caused by the body's metabolic abnormalities that may increase the risk of multiple systems on human morbidity, such as hypertension, heart disease, stroke, coronary heart disease, depression, and lack of confidence.