February 12, 2007
Peer-Reviewed Journal Obesity Publishes Enviga(TM) Study
ATLANTA, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A clinical study published in the medical journal Obesity (published by NAASO, The Obesity Society) demonstrated that people who drank the equivalent of three Enviga beverages over the course of a day burned 106 extra calories per day. This amounted to a slightly more than four percent increase in the amount of energy each person used compared with people who drank a low-calorie beverage placebo.
The study was conducted by the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in collaboration with the Nestle Research Center. Researchers concluded that three servings per day of a product prototype of Enviga -- a sparkling green tea containing a unique blend of green tea extract and caffeine -- noticeably increased the amount of energy study participants used without any negative effects on heart rate or blood pressure.
Following best practices in clinical research, the study looked at 31 healthy men and women non-smokers 18-35 years of age who were of normal weight. Study participants were provided with a diet designed to match calorie intake to calorie burning, and were required to drink a serving of Enviga or a placebo beverage three times per day for three days. On the third day, participants were studied in a metabolic chamber under controlled conditions, which included a combination of sedentary activities and light exercise designed to simulate normal everyday activity.
"Enviga represents the perfect partnership of science and nature, providing an optimum blend of green tea extracts (EGCG) and caffeine," said Rhona Applebaum, Chief Scientific and Regulatory Officer, The Coca-Cola Company. "Enviga complements -- but does not replace -- the need for regular physical activity and a moderate, varied and balanced diet. It is not designed as a weight loss product."
"Energy balance is important, but it is just one part of the human health equation," said Dr. Hilary Green, Group Manager in the Food-Consumer Interaction Department of Nestle Research Center. "Physical exercise, for example, delivers a range of health benefits above and beyond its contribution to energy expenditure."
The study was conducted by the University of Lausanne in partnership with the Nestle Research Center. Enviga is a product of Beverage Partners Worldwide (BPW), a joint venture of Nestle and The Coca-Cola Company.
About Beverage Partners Worldwide
Beverage Partners Worldwide operates autonomously while drawing on the capabilities of Nestle and The Coca-Cola Company. It is a global business unit with cross-functional teams located in Atlanta, GA; Zurich, Switzerland; and Bangkok, Thailand. The Americas business unit markets Gold Peak and Nestea ready-to-drink iced teas.
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Beverage Partners Worldwide
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