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Front Biosci (Schol Ed). 2020 Jan 1;12:70-91.

Beneficial effects of green tea on age related diseases.

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1
Department of Cardiology, the Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China.
2
Department of pharmacy, Nanjing Children's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China.
3
Department of Cardiology, the Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China, wmw990556@163.com.
4
Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.
5
Department of Pharmacology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA.

Abstract

Green tea (Camellia sinensis, Theaceace), has been extensively studied for its putative effects in prevention of age related diseases. Here, we discuss the increasing evidence that consumption of green tea has preventative effects in obesity, hypertension, insulin resistance, type II diabetes, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease and Metabolic Syndrome (MetS). The catechins in green tea has been found to be beneficial in obesity induced by a high-fat diet. These effects are mainly attributable to the gallate esters of catechins, (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG) and (-)-epigallocatechin-3- gallate (EGCG).

PMID:
31585866

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