Special Issue "Catechins in Human Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019
Catechins are a family of polyphenols which have attracted the scientific interest of many scientists because of their important biological properties. Green tea is one of the most abundant sources of catechins in the human diet, but these molecules can be found in many other plant products. Among them, epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCG) is the most abundant and biologically active catechin. Catechins are widely studied, mostly because they provide many benefits for human health, like anticancer, antiviral and anti-inflammatory action, and have been found useful for treating obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular and neurological diseases. Additionally, the molecular mechanisms explaining their action have been deeply investigated, leading to the identification of key signalling pathways, novel potential pharmacological targets, and revealing intriguing synergistic actions with known drugs. This Special Issue aims to review the beneficial effects of catechins on human health as demonstrated by controlled research studies and clinical trials as well, in which the risk–benefit ratio has also been considered.
Prof. Saverio Bettuzzi
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- Nutrients and diet
- Mechanism of action
- Health benefits