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.