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Health benefits of green tea: an evidence-based approach.

Book cover for Health benefits of green tea: an evidence-based approach.


This book provides evidence to support the health-promoting components of green tea for human health. Consisting of 27 chapters, it explores the significance of green tea and its catechins represented by epigallocatechin gallate, demonstrating their beneficial effects on diseases including cancer, obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular diseases, cerebrovascular disorders, atherosclerosis, diabetes, bacterial and viral diseases, hepatitis, dementia, 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.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Efficacy of tea in human health. Author(s): Tomita, I.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Characteristics of Japanese green tea. Author(s): Nakamura, Y.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 19) Research on tea and human health in China and the contribution to the development of the Chinese tea industry. Author(s): Chen ZongMao Lin Zhi
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 29) Studies by Japanese scientists on the health effects of green tea. Author(s): Saeki, K. Minami, T. Isemura, M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 37) Health-related studies of tea in Africa. Author(s): Apostolides, Z.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 42) Efficient synthesis of catechin probe and its molecular dynamics. Author(s): Kan, T. Asakawa, T. Inai, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 52) Bioavailability and biotransformation of tea polyphenols. Author(s): Yang, C. S. Lee MaoJung
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 65) Tea catechins in cancer prevention and therapy-molecular mechanism and human relevance. Author(s): Yang, C. S. Wang Hong
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 84) Green tea catechins for the prevention of colorectal tumorigenesis: from bench to bed. Author(s): Shimizu, M. Moriwaki, H.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 89) Green tea polyphenol EGCG-sensing receptor. Author(s): Tachibana, H.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 101) Clinical trials and new drug development. Author(s): Hara, Y.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 108) Preventive effects of green tea and its components on obesity. Author(s): Sayama, K.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 116) Effects of tea galloyl catechins on the reduction of body fat. Author(s): Kakuda, T.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 124) Protective effects of green tea catechins on cardio- and cerebral vascular diseases. Author(s): Tomita, T. A.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 134) Anti-obesity effects of green tea catechins. Author(s): Tokimitsu, I. Meguro, S.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 139) Antidiabetic effects. Author(s): Miyoshi, N.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 147) Impact of green tea catechins on multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens. Author(s): Taylor, P. W.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 157) Effects of green tea on influenza infection and the common cold. Author(s): Yamada, H.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 161) Immune regulatory effect of green tea. Author(s): Maeda-Yamamoto, M. Tachibana, H. Monobe, M.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 167) Protective effects of catechins on hepatitis and liver fibrosis. Author(s): Suzuki, T.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 178) Effects of green tea catechins on aging and dementia. Author(s): Unno, K.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 185) Green tea in the protection against neurodegeneration. Author(s): Yokogoshi, H.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 191) Effects of high-molecular-weight polyphenol (mitochondria activation factor) derived from black tea and oolong tea on mitochondria function. Author(s): Numata, O.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 200) Effects of theanine and other ingredients of tea on stress and aging. Author(s): Unno, K.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 211) Green tea and oral health. Author(s): Rupali Agnihotri Sumit Gaur
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 220) Radioprotective effects of green tea. Author(s): Masuda, S. Shimamura, Y.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 230) Effects of catechins on intestinal flora. Author(s): Hara, Y.