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Preventive Effects of Catechins on Cardiovascular Disease

by Xiao-Qiang Chen 1,*,†, Ting Hu 1,†, Yu Han 1,†, Wei Huang 2, Hai-Bo Yuan 3, Yun-Tian Zhang 1, Yu Du 1 and Yong-Wen Jiang 3,*
1
College of Bioengineering and Food, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan 430068, China
2
Hubei Institute of Food and Drug Control, Wuhan 430075, China
3
Tea Research Institute, China Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou 310008, China
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Molecules 2016, 21(12), 1759; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules21121759
Received: 30 August 2016 / Revised: 12 December 2016 / Accepted: 14 December 2016 / Published: 21 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Catechins and Human Health: Current State of the Science)
Catechins are polyphenolic phytochemicals with many important physiological activities that play a multifaceted health care function in the human body, especially in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. In this paper, various experimental and clinical studies have revealed the role of catechins in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disorders, and we review the preventive effects of catechins on cardiovascular disease from the following aspects: Regulating lipid metabolism, regulating blood lipid metabolism, vascular endothelial protection, and reducing blood pressure. View Full-Text
Keywords: catechins; cardiovascular disease; health care catechins; cardiovascular disease; health care
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Chen, X.-Q.; Hu, T.; Han, Y.; Huang, W.; Yuan, H.-B.; Zhang, Y.-T.; Du, Y.; Jiang, Y.-W. Preventive Effects of Catechins on Cardiovascular Disease. Molecules 2016, 21, 1759.

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