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|Study on Pharmanex tegreen 97® Finds Benefits in Blood Sugar Control and Weight Loss|
|Pharmanex Scientists Invited to Present Landmark Study at
Recent American Heart Association Meeting|
PROVO, UT – June 2, 2005 – Pharmanex, a Nu Skin Enterprises company (NYSE: NUS), announced today a study that found Tegreen 97® to provide blood sugar control, body fat burning properties and weight-loss benefits in an experimental setting of Metabolic Syndrome X subjects – a precursor to type-2 diabetes. The findings of the new study were recently presented at the American Heart Association's Sixth Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
“We are honored by the American Heart Association's invitation to present our newest findings on Tegreen 97,” said Joe Chang, Ph.D., president of Pharmanex. “The results of this study are very meaningful in building a greater body of knowledge related to two significant health issues today: weight gain and lack of blood sugar control. We have shown with this and other studies that Tegreen 97 can have a significant beneficial effect in managing these two health conditions.”
Tegreen 97® is a proprietary, decaffeinated green tea extract standardized to 97 percent polyphenols — two-thirds of which are catechins, the element responsible for the observed effect. Each capsule of Tegreen 97® contains the same amount of catechins as seven cups of the traditionally brewed green tea drink.
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“Our findings proved that in addition to its significance in protecting cells from abnormal
mutation, inhibition of angiogenesis by Tegreen 97 is associated with reduction of body
weight,” said Josh Zhu, senior director of clinical R&D for Pharmanex and chief researcher
of the study. “Tegreen 97 not only supports the general belief in the anti-aging benefits of tea
catechins but may also provide benefits to people with Metabolic Syndrome X, overweight
and those with subsequent cardiovascular and brain health concerns.”
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.