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According to the article "Green Tea Supplementation Affects Body Weight, Lipids, and Lipid Peroxidation in Obese Subjects with Metabolic Syndrome", Green tea increases metabolism and fat loss:

Green tea beverage consumption (4 cups/d) or extract supplementation (2 capsules/d) for 8 weeks significantly decreased body weight and BMI. Green tea beverage further lowered lipid peroxidation versus age- and gender-matched controls, suggesting the role of green tea flavonoids in improving features of metabolic syndrome in obese patients.

Is there any information available concerning the mechanism of that metabolic increase?

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Caffeine maybe? –  Armatus May 18 '12 at 22:04
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@Armatus, Caffeine was used as the negative control. –  JoeHobbit May 19 '12 at 14:31

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May be because it contains xanthines that boosts Cyclic AMP and Subsequent Stimulation Of Oxidative Pathways .

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References for both statements would be great =) –  Rory M May 19 '12 at 15:56

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