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What is oolong tea and how can it help you lose weight?

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This tea is made by drying tea leaves in the hot sun. Like green tea, it's a rich source of catechins. In one study, more than two-thirds of overweight people who drank oolong tea every day for six weeks lost more than 2 pounds and trimmed belly fat.

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Hursel, R. International Journal of Obesity, September 2009.

Hursel, R. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, December 2013.

Kuroda, Y and Yukihiko H. Health Effects of Tea and Its Catechins, 2013.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Green Tea."

News release, Anglia Ruskin University.

Phung, O. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 2010.

Roberts, J. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, January 2015.

Ryan, L. Nutrition Research, January 2010.

Söhle, J. Nutrition & Metabolism, 2009.

Starbucks: "Explore Our Menu." 

Tea Association of the U.S.: "Tea Fact Sheet."

Uchiyama S. Nutrition, March 2011.

USDA: "National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 28."

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Zheng, E. Drug Safety, August 2016.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on July 26, 2020

SOURCES:

Harvard Medical School: "Health Benefits Linked to Drinking Tea."

He, R. Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine, February 2009.

Ho, Chi-Tang. Tea and Tea Products: Chemistry and Health-Promoting Properties, 2008.

Hursel, R. International Journal of Obesity, September 2009.

Hursel, R. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, December 2013.

Kuroda, Y and Yukihiko H. Health Effects of Tea and Its Catechins, 2013.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Green Tea."

News release, Anglia Ruskin University.

Phung, O. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 2010.

Roberts, J. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, January 2015.

Ryan, L. Nutrition Research, January 2010.

Söhle, J. Nutrition & Metabolism, 2009.

Starbucks: "Explore Our Menu." 

Tea Association of the U.S.: "Tea Fact Sheet."

Uchiyama S. Nutrition, March 2011.

USDA: "National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 28."

Wang, H. Obesity, April 2010.

Zheng, E. Drug Safety, August 2016.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on July 26, 2020

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