An Update on the Health Benefits of Green Tea
AbstractGreen tea, which is produced from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, is one of the most popular beverages worldwide. Over the past 30 years or more, scientists have studied this plant in respect to potential health benefits. Research has shown that the main components of green tea that are associated with health benefits are the catechins. The four main catechins found in green tea are: (−)-epicatechin (EC), (−)-epicatechin-3-gallate (ECG), (−)-epigallocatechin (EGC), and (−)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Of these four, EGCG is present in the largest quantity, and so has been used in much of the research. Among the health benefits of green tea are: anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties, and benefits in cardiovascular disease and oral health. Research has been carried out using various animal models and cells lines, and is now more and more being carried out in humans. This type of research will help us to better understand the direct benefits of green tea. This review will focus primarily on research conducted using human subjects to investigate the health benefits of green tea. View Full-Text
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Reygaert, W.C. An Update on the Health Benefits of Green Tea. Beverages 2017, 3, 6.
Reygaert WC. An Update on the Health Benefits of Green Tea. Beverages. 2017; 3(1):6.Chicago/Turabian Style
Reygaert, Wanda C. 2017. "An Update on the Health Benefits of Green Tea." Beverages 3, no. 1: 6.