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Titles & IDs
Public title
The effect of exercise and green tea consumption on fat loss
Scientific title
The effect of high intensity intermittent exercise and green tea consumption on fat loss and insulin resistance of overweight men
Secondary ID [1] 252778 0
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Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Overweight 258278 0
Insulin resistance 258279 0
Condition category
Condition code
Metabolic and Endocrine 258470 258470 0 0
Metabolic and Endocrine 258759 258759 0 0
Metabolic disorders

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
The intervention will include 12 weeks of high intensity intermittent exercise and ingestion of green tea. Groups will be control, exercise, green tea, and green tea/exercise. The exercise group will perform high intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) three times per week for 12 weeks. Each session will be 20 minutes duration and will involve sprinting on a stationary bike for 8 seconds and easy pedaling for 12 seconds. This is repeated for the 20 minutes. Each session will be supervised and heart rate will be monitored throughout. The speed of pedaling will be 110 revolutions per minute and the resistance on the bike will be 60% of each subject's VO2max which will be assessed at the start and end of the trial. Typically, the resistance on the bike will be from .75 to 1.5 kg. The green supplementation group will ingest 1500 mg of commercial green tea (GNC Herbal Plus) in capsule form (3 capsules), containing 375 mg of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Each capsule, containing 125 mg EGCG, will be ingested after each meal. This is the standard dose in these kinds of green tea trials. The exercise/green tea group will ingest the green tea and perform the exercise.
Intervention code [1] 257295 0
Intervention code [2] 257575 0
Intervention code [3] 257576 0
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Comparator / control treatment
The control group will have the same pre and posttesting carried out but will carry on with their daily lifestyle for 12 weeks. Diet will be assessed pre and post.
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 259306 0
Body fat will be assessed by DEXA and two scans of computed tomography at St Vincents Hospital pre and post only. Bioimpedance (Tanita) will be used to monitor weekly body composition.
Timepoint [1] 259306 0
Pre and post after 12 weeks
Secondary outcome [1] 266268 0
Insulin resistance will be assessed by fasting insulin and glucose (HOMA). Bloods will be taken by qualified personnel at 0, 3, 6, and 12 weeks.
Timepoint [1] 266268 0
0, 3, 6, and 12 weeks.

Key inclusion criteria
Male, 18-35 years, BMI 25-30
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
35 Years
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (e.g., hypertension or any disease or condition that would prevent or impede regular participation in exercise. The eligible participants will be deemed healthy.

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
A subject number (e.g., 1 for control, etc) will be randomly chosen from a box in a blinded manner.
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Each subject number will be specific for a particular group: 1 = control, 2 = exercise only, 3 = exercise and green tea, and 4 = green tea only.
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Blinded (masking used)
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Not yet recruiting
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Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 257730 0
Self funded/Unfunded
Name [1] 257730 0
Address [1] 257730 0
Country [1] 257730 0
Primary sponsor type
University New South Wales
High Street
Randwick 2052
Sydney NSW
Secondary sponsor category [1] 256946 0
Name [1] 256946 0
Address [1] 256946 0
Country [1] 256946 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Not yet submitted
Ethics committee name [1] 259785 0
Ethics committee address [1] 259785 0
Ethics committee country [1] 259785 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 259785 0
Approval date [1] 259785 0
Ethics approval number [1] 259785 0

Brief summary
This project aims to determine if 12 weeks (three times per week) of high intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) and green tea consumption leads to significant fat loss and improvements in metabolic markers for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in overweight men. We have shown that HIIE leads to significant fat loss and increase in insulin sensitivity in women and now want to demonstrate this effect in men. The ability of HIIE to increase catecholamline secretion may be the reason why this form of exercise combined with green tea consumption results in more fat loss compared to exercise such as walking and jogging.

We hypothesize that exposure to 12 weeks of HIIE and green tea will result in:
- significant subcutaneous and visceral fat loss
- significant increases in insulin sensitivity
- significant increases in aerobic and anaerobic fitness

We also hypothesize that:
- greater hepatic fat loss will occur when green tea is consumed with HIIE
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Principal investigator
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Contact person for public queries
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Steve Boutcher
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University New South Wales
4 Arthur St
Randwick 2031
Sydney NSW
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+61 2 9385 2877
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Contact person for scientific queries
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Steve Boutcher
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University New South Wales
4 Arthur St
Randwick 2031
Sydney NSW
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+61 2 9385 2877
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