Suntory Finds that Oolong Tea-derived Polymerized Polyphenol Has Anti-obesity Effect

Japan Corporate News Network

05-23-06

Tokyo, Japan, May 23, 2006 (JCN Newswire via COMTEX) -- Suntory announced on May 22 that it has found a unique property of polymerized polyphenol derived from oolong tea.

The company's R&D unit has confirmed that oolong-tea polymerized polyphenol demonstrates an anti-obesity effect in experiments with mice. Specifically, mice administered with a polymerized polyphenol-added high-fat and sugar diet showed the dose-dependent inhibition of weight and body fat.

Details of the research were presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Nutrition and Food Science.

By Aki Tsukioka, Staff Writer, newsroom@japancorp.net

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