Decreased lipogenic gene expression in liver of mice fed a diet supplemented with green tea. Hepatic mRNA expression of sterol regulatory-binding protein 1c (SREBP1c, A), peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ, B), acetyl CoA carboxylase (ACC, C) and fatty acid synthase (FAS, D) was quantified with real-time PCR after 22 weeks of 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 = 9–11 at 22 weeks. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01.