Green Tea Extract Decreases Starch Digestion And Absorption From A Test Meal In Humans: A Randomized, Placebo-controlled Crossover Study

Effect Decrease
Values Cumulative percentage dose recovery using C-13 breath test was 11.4% for green tea extract versus 16.1% for placebo.
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 24 hours
Number of Subjects 28
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 18-29
Body Types Average
Notes for this study:
Crossover study examining the coingestion of 4 g green tea extract (257.6 mg EGCG) content) or placebo. with a meal containing 50 g high- C13 cornflakes with low-fat milk. Carbohydrate absorption as measured by C-13 breath test over 4 hours found a 30% reduction in carbohydrate absorption compared to placebo.