• 1 Institute for Research and Development, Duy Tan University, Danang, Viet Nam
  • 2 Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Science, Chonnam National University, South Korea
  • 3 NTT Hi-tech Institute, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, 300A Nguyen Tat Thanh St., Ward 13, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
  • 4 National Otorhinolaryngology Hospital, Dong Da, Hanoi, Viet Nam
  • 5 Vietnam Military Medical University, Hanoi, Viet Nam
  • 6 103 Military Central Hospital, Vietnam Military Medical University Hanoi, Viet Nam
  • 7 AI Lab, Faculty of Information Technology, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. Electronic address:
  • 8 Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Jalan Broga, 43500, Semenyih, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Electronic address:
  • 9 College of Food Science and Technology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 8, 210095, China
  • 10 School of Odonto Stomatology, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Viet Nam
  • 11 Out Patient Department, Bach Mai Hospital, Hanoi, Viet Nam
  • 12 Division of Food Science, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • 13 Institute of Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo Norway
  • 14 Faculty of Biology, Hanoi National University of Education, Hanoi, Viet Nam
  • 15 Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Hanoi, Viet Nam
  • 16 Department of Pathophysiology, School of Medicine, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland
  • 17 School of Odonto Stomatology, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Viet Nam; Faculty of Biology, Hanoi National University of Education, Hanoi, Viet Nam. Electronic address:
Diabetes Metab Syndr, 2019 03 15;13(2):1667-1673.
PMID: 31336539 DOI: 10.1016/j.dsx.2019.03.021


Obesity is one of the top global issues, which induces several serious health consequences both physically and mentally, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, dyslipidemia, eating disorders, depression and stress. However, the effective therapy to prevent and treat obesity and overweight, up to now, cannot be found nowadays. Several methods/medicines namely diet control, energy balance, environmental changes, genetic and stem cell therapies, new drugs/chemicals have been extensively studied to enhance the ability to control bodyweight and prevent obesity. Of all the aforementioned methods, green tea, used as a daily beverage, has shown beneficial impacts for the health, especially its anti-obesity effects. Available evidence shows that green tea can interrupt lipid emulsification, reduce adipocyte differentiation, increase thermogenesis, and reduce food intake, thus green tea improves the systemic metabolism and decreases fat mass. Here, we highlight and sum up the update investigations of anti-obesity effect of green tea as well as discuss the potential application of them for preventing obesity and its related metabolic disorders.

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