Decreased adiposity in mice fed a diet supplemented with green tea. (A) Weekly body weight registration during the 22 week study. (B) Average energy intake calculated as KJ/mouse/day. (C) Relative body fat content (%) recorded using DEXA scan technique at week 0, 5, 11 and 22. (D) Lean body mass measured with DEXA at 0, 5, 11 and 22 weeks. (E) Periovarian white adipose tissue weight and (F) plasma leptin concentration after 22 weeks on the different diets. Ctrl = high fat control diet (HFD), Lp = HFD + L. plantarum in the drinking water, GT = HFD supplemented with 4% green tea powder, Lp + GT = HFD supplemented with 4% green tea powder and L. plantarum in the drinking water. Data are means ± SEM n = 21 at 11 weeks and n = 9–11 at 22 weeks. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001.