The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Limits and benefits of green tea in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

    This study aimed to determine the effect of a green tea supplement on anthropometric (measurement of the size and proportions) and inflammatory factors in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

    Here’s what they did.

    For 45 days, 45 women with PCOS were randomly allocated into two groups receiving green tea tablets or placebo. Blood levels of interleukin 6, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and tumor necrosis factor ? were measured before and after. Anthropometric indices also were measured.

    Here’s what they found

    The average of body mass index (BMI), weight, waist circumference, and body fat percentage in the green tea group were reduced significantly. However, no significant difference was observed between the two groups. Also, there was no significant effect on the levels of inflammatory factors.

    The bottom line

    The results suggest that drinking green tea daily consumption did not cause any effect on inflammation in PCOS women. However, it may be effective as a complementary treatment for weight control in these women.

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