If simultaneous intake of tannase-producing Lactobacillus lactis Lactobacillus plantarum 22A-3 strain (LP gas22A-3 strain) isolated from pickles is done with epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), a major tea catechin ingredient, the absorption of tea catechin from the intestinal tract is increased, and an anti-obesity effect is demonstrated.

Ms Taeko Hayashi, Maruzen Pharmaceuticals, lecture at 16th Meeting of Japan Enterobacterial Society on June 14, 2012