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Old 11-26-2011, 03:10 PM   #31 (permalink)
helveticat
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Originally Posted by Alstair View Post
Green tea helps in burn fat and boosts metabolism. The recent study reported that 3 – 5 cups of green tea per day can help you burn more than 70 calories per day, which amounts to 7 pounds per year.
I know this sounds like a stupid question, but do they mean calories or kilocalories? I just remember that thing that went round the internet about drinking iced water to lose weight a few years ago...

Back of an envelope: 70kcal per day would amount to ~25lb of fat per year (1lb of fat stores ~3500kcal), which seems way too much. 70 cal a day would be nothing (~0.12 oz of fat per year).

If you have a link to the study it'd be interesting to read it & see what they did & what they found.
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