Green tea for the liver
A recent study on animals has allowed us to think that green tea extract can stop the accumulation of fat in the liver. In this way, the habitual green tea drinkers run with a good advantage.
New health benefits provided by green tea continue to be added day after day. This delicious and curative drink from the Camelia Sinensis plant, seems to have no roof. Now a new one is added to his already long list: it seems that those people who are habitual green tea drinkers can write a new benefit in their favor: avoid the accumulation of fats in the liver, which is commonly called “fatty liver” .
Green tea and fatty liver: what do experts say?
It is normal that your liver contains a small amount of fat, however if 5 to 10 percent of the weight of your liver is fat, it is considered that you have fatty liver disease. Diabetes, high cholesterol and overweight are considered risk factors, according to information provided by the American Liver Foundation.
This could be determined thanks to a study that was carried out on laboratory animals, obtaining surprising results by supplying them with green tea extract.
Researchers from the University of Connecticut of the United States, investigated the effects that the consumption of green tea can produce on the liver, for this they used rodents.
How does the study was realized?
They fed genetically obese mice for six weeks with green tea extract, using doses equivalent to three to seven cups of green tea per day for humans. Every day the data collected from the tests that were done to the animals were analyzed to monitor the effect produced by the consumption of green tea in the liver.
What were the results obtained?
The researchers found that green tea has the following effects:
It can block the fat stored in the liver.
Improves liver function.
It increases the speed by which fat is transformed into energy by the liver.
Blocks the synthesis of fat in the liver.
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Causes and symptoms of fatty liver
Generally, the “fatty liver”, this condition called steatosis, occurs when the fat cells begin to accumulate in the liver, generating pain and discomfort, and may become the cause of cirrhosis and other disorders. Even more when it is combined with other risk factors such as obesity, high cholesterol or alcoholism.
The properties that Lu Shan Yun Wu Green Tea has in order to cope with this disease as well as others of different kinds are magnificent. Anyway if you suffer from fatty liver or other disease related to its operation and you want to drink green tea to help you in the treatment, it is advisable that you consult with your personal doctor to advise you about it.