Black Tea Alters Gut Microbiome in Anti-Obesogenic Ways
Published:13 Oct.2017    Source:BioPublisher

For the first time, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), have identified that the polyphenols in black tea alter gut microbiome profiles in a way that inhibited weight gain for mice who were being fed a high-fat/high-sucrose "obesogenic" diet.

By changing gut metabolites and intestinal microflora, it appears that black tea alters energy metabolism in the liver of mice in ways that promote weight loss. Green tea was also found to have anti-obesogenic effects but via a different molecular alteration of gut microbiota.