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J Nutr Biochem. 2001 Jul;12(7):404-421.

A review of latest research findings on the health promotion properties of tea.

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Food Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, 3600 Casavant Boulevard West, J2S 8E3, Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada


Important progress has been made in the past five years concerning the effects of green and black tea on health. Experimentation with new accurate tools provide useful information about the metabolism of tea components in the body, their mode of action as antioxidants at the cellular level and their protective role in the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease and other pathologies. The use of tea components as nutraceuticals and functional foods are also discussed.

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