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Abstract Title:

Administration of theanine, a unique amino acid in tea leaves, changed feeding-relating components in serum and feeding behavior in rats.

Abstract Source:

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2008 May;72(5):1352-5. Epub 2008 May 7. PMID: 18460793

Abstract Author(s):

Takashi Yamada, Yuko Nishimura, Takumi Sakurai, Takehiko Terashima, Tsutomu Okubo, Lekh Raj Juneja, Hidehiko Yokogoshi

Abstract:

We identified an effect of gamma-glutamylethylamide (theanine) on feeding in a rat study. Oral theanine suppressed the food intake of rats. The serum glucose level did not differ from the control, but the insulin concentration was reduced and the corticosterone concentration was increased by theanine. We suggest that the effect of theanine on feeding involved hormones.

Study Type : Animal Study

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