Lipid-lowering effects of concurrent training and green tea consumption in overweight women. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Lipid-Lowering Effects of Concurrent Training and Green Tea Consumption in Overweight Women.
J Obes Metab Syndr. 2020 Dec 10. Epub 2020 Dec 10. PMID: 33298624
Background: Exercise conducted simultaneously with the consumption of herbal supplements is one of the suggested methods for controlling obesity and its complications. The present study sought to investigate the lipid-lowering effects of concurrent training and green tea (GT) consumption in overweight women.
Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, 40 overweight women were selected and stratified into four groups according to body mass index, including the control (C), GT, concurrent training+placebo (TP), and concurrent training+GT (three tablets containing 500 mg of GT per week; T+GT) groups. Both the TP and T+GT groups performed exercise three sessions per week for eight weeks. Fasting blood samples were collected before and 48 hours after the last training session.
Results: Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in the T+GT (=0.03) and TP (=0.001) groups were significantly decreased relative to in the GT group and were significantly decreased in the T+GT group relative to in the TP group (=0.001). Meanwhile, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in the T+GT group were significantly increased as compared with in the GT (=0.01), TP (=0.03), and C (=0.04) groups. Finally, total cholesterol levels in the T+GT group were decreased significantly as compared with in the TP, GT, and C groups (=0.001) and triglyceride levels in the T+GT, TP, and GT groups were significantly increased as compared with in the C group (=0.001).
Conclusion: Exercise performed simultaneously with GT consumption in comparison with either alone has a greater effect on improving the lipid profile in overweight women.