Research Links Green Tea to Weight Loss

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    By Karen Lee Richards

    Year after year weight loss tops the list of New Year's resolutions - and with good reason. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that two out of every three U.S. adults are overweight or obese. If you're one of the millions of people struggling to lose weight, it may be time to add a little green tea to your diet.

    There is a strong body of scientific evidence supporting the beneficial effects green tea can have on body weight, waist circumference and abdominal fat.

    Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world, second only to water. Green tea in particular has gained great popularity in recent years, largely due to the tremendous amount of research showing its multiple health benefits. Much of that research has focused on the antioxidant properties found in green tea and their potential to reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

    What is sometimes overlooked, however, is green tea's ability to promote weight loss and reduce body fat.

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