New Research published in the online journal Obesity suggests that drinking green tea may help prevent weight gain. EGCGis a compound found in most green teas. In the test participants (overweight mice), both groups were fed high fat diets, but only one group also ate EGCG. When the 2 groups were compared, the mice consuming the EGCG gained weight 45% (percent) more slowly, and absorbed less fat. This sounds almost too good to be true. 45 percent is pretty significant if you ask me. However, it should be noted that both groups still ate the same amount of high fat food, indicating that Green tea does not help suppress your appetite. But, here is the tricky part, a human would have to drink 10 cups of green tea a day to get the equivalent amount of EGCG that the study mice were consuming. Fortunately though, other studies have been conducted to indicate that two cups of green tea per day, may be enough to have a positive effect on weight management. I drink green tea occasionally, but I might just start adding it to my daily routine. Do you drink green tea to help with weight loss? Have you had positive results?