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Preventive role of green tea catechins from obesity and related disorders especially hypercholesterolemia and hyperglycemia

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Translational Medicine, March 2015
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Title
Preventive role of green tea catechins from obesity and related disorders especially hypercholesterolemia and hyperglycemia
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Journal of Translational Medicine, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12967-015-0436-x
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Rabia Shabir Ahmad, Masood Sadiq Butt, M Tauseef Sultan, Zarina Mushtaq, Shakeel Ahmad, Saikat Dewanjee, Vincenzo De Feo, Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq

Abstract

During the last few years, scientific investigations have proposed diet based regimens to prevent several health ailments including obesity, hypercholesterolemia and diabetes. In this regard, a promising tool is the use of functional foods/nutraceuticals. Present research project was an attempt to explore nutraceutical worth of locally grown green tea variety (Qi-Men) against lifestyle related disorders. Functional drinks (T2 and T3) were prepared by adding catechins and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) @ 550 mg/500 mL and compared with control (T1). These functional drinks were tested in experimental rats modeling (Sprague Dawley). Based on diets, four studies were conducted i.e. trial-I (normal diet), trial-II (high cholesterol diet), trial-III (high sucrose diet), trial-IV (high cholesterol + high sucrose diet). Rats were monitored daily for their feed and drink intake while body weight was measured on weekly basis. After period of 56 days rats were sacrificed and evaluated their serum lipid (cholesterol, LDL and HDL), glucose and insulin levels. Results for feed consumption by rats revealed that highest feed intake was recorded in group provided control drink than other groups. However, non significant differences were noted among all groups for drink consumption. Functional drinks resulted in significant reduction in body weight with maximum lowering noted in trial-II and III i.e. 10.73 to 8.49% and 10.12 to 10.49%, respectively. Likewise, cholesterol and LDL were substantially reduced with 14.42% decrease observed in trial-IV and 30.43% in trial-II, respectively. Furthermore, serum glucose and insulin levels were also lowered significantly in the trial-III and IV while in trial-I and II differences were non-significant. In contrast to lipid profile, experimental drink containing EGCG reduced the trait better than catechins based functional drink. The drinks supplemented with catechins and EGCG are effective against obesity, hypercholesterolemia and hyperglycemia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Belarus 1 <1%
Unknown 108 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 24 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 17%
Student > Master 13 12%
Researcher 9 8%
Other 7 6%
Other 15 14%
Unknown 24 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 25 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 10%
Chemistry 5 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 5%
Other 18 16%
Unknown 29 26%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 July 2021.
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