An Ohio University study has shown that daily consumption of green tea extract can lower blood sugar levels and improve intestinal health by reducing inflammation.
A new study conducted by scientists at Ohio University has shown that it is useful for people with risk factors for cardiovascular diseases to take green tea extract. After taking it for four weeks, blood sugar levels may decrease and intestinal health may improve by reducing inflammation.
The researchers said this is the first study evaluating whether the health risks associated with a condition known as metabolic syndrome, which affects about one-third of Americans, can be reduced by the anti-inflammatory properties of green tea.
Metabolic syndrome is associated with an increase in the mass of visceral (internal) fat, a decrease in the sensitivity of peripheral tissues to insulin, a violation of carbohydrate metabolism and arterial hypertension.
“There is a lot of evidence that heavy consumption of green tea is associated with good levels of cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides, but no studies have linked these health factors to the benefits of green tea for the intestines,” said Richard Bruno, lead author of the study and professor of medicine Ohio University.
The team conducted a human clinical trial as a follow-up to the 2019 study. Then it was shown that green tea extract improves intestinal function in mice. And a healthy gut led to a decrease in obesity.
In a new study involving 40 people, green tea extract also reduced blood sugar or glucose levels, and also reduced inflammation and intestinal permeability in healthy people.
“This suggests that within one month we can reduce blood glucose levels in both people with metabolic syndrome and healthy people, and the decrease in blood glucose levels seems to be associated with a decrease in intestinal permeability and a decrease in intestinal inflammation – regardless of health status,” he said. Bruno.