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Health Benefits of Green Tea

Health Benefits of Green Tea

An Evidence-based Approach

Now Published!

Edited by Y Hara, Tea Solutions, Hara Office Inc., Japan, C S Yang, Rutgers University, USA, M Isemura, University of Shizuoka, Japan, I Tomita, University of Shizuoka, Japan

October 2017 / Hardback / 260 Pages / 9781786392398 £105.00 / €140.00 / $175.00
With 10% online discount: £94.50 / €126.00 / $157.50
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Main Description

This book provides evidence to support the health-promoting components of green tea for human health. It explores the significance of green tea and its catechins represented by epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), demonstrating their beneficial effects on diseases including cancer, obesity, arteriosclerosis, diabetes, hepatitis, and neurodegenerative diseases. The present status of human studies and avenues for future research are discussed. It is written by a team of experts from across the globe and makes significant Japanese findings available to international researchers. It is an essential resource for researchers interested in the biochemistry and pharmacology of green tea, and functional foods and beverages.


Suitable for researchers, professionals and students interested in tea and health, from the chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition, agriculture, pharmacology, and medicine perspectives

    • Part 1: Overall Perspective
  • 1: Efficacy of Tea in Human Health
  • 2: Characteristics of Japanese Green Tea
  • 3: Research on Tea and Human Health in China and the Contribution to the Development of Chinese Tea Industry
  • 4: Studies on Japanese Scientists on the Health Effects of Green Tea
  • 5: Health Related Studies of Tea in Africa
  • 6: Efficient Synthesis of Catechin Probe and Its Molecular Dynamics
  • 7: Bioavailability and Biotransformation of Tea polyphenols
    • Part 2: Anti-Cancer Effects
  • 8: Tea Catechins in Cancer Prevention and Therapy- Molecular Mechanism and Human Relevance
  • 9: Green Tea Catechins for the Prevention of Colorectal Tumorigenesis: from Bench to Bed
  • 10: Green Tea Polyphenol EGCG Sensing Receptor
  • 11: Clinical Trials and New Drug Development
    • Part 3: Effects on Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Related Diseases
  • 12: Preventive Effects of Obesity by Green Tea and its Components
  • 13: The Effects of Tea Gallolyl Catechins on the Reduction of Body Fat
  • 14: Protective Effects of Green Tea Catechins on Cardio- and Cerebral Vascular Diseases
  • 15: Preventive Effects on Human Obesity
  • 16: Anti-diabetic Effects
    • Part 4: Other Health Beneficial Effects of Tea Catechins and other Constituents
  • 17: Impact of Green Tea Catechins on Multi-drug-resistant Bacterial Pathogens
  • 18: Effects of Green Tea on Influenza Infection and the Common Cold
  • 19: Immune Regulatory Effect of Green Tea
  • 20: Protective Effects of Catechins on Hepatitis and Liver Fibrosis
  • 21: Effects of Green Tea Catechins on Aging and Dementia
  • 22: Green Tea in the Protection against Neurodegeneration
  • 23: Effect of High-Molecular-Weight Polyphenol (Mitochondria Activation Factor) Derived from Black Tea and Oolong Tea on Mitochondria Function
  • 24: Effects of Theanine and Other Ingredients of Tea on Stress and Aging
  • 25: Green Tea and Oral Health
  • 26: Radioprotective Effects of Green Tea
  • 27: Effects of Catechins on Intestinal Flora

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