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

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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, dia...


Chapter 2 (Page no: 9)

Characteristics of Japanese green tea.

Tea has been served as a non-alcoholic beverage for centuries, and has long been considered a source of health benefits. Many different types of tea have been developed over the years, depending on the variety of tea leaves, the harvest season, and the methods of cultivation and manufacture. Japanese green tea is brewed using a unique steaming process that inactivates oxidizing enzymes contained in the leaves, a process that ensures the retention of desirable aroma and taste traits. In addition, the green tea ceremony is an important cultural tradition in Japan, which has considerably influenced not only the tea-drinking habits but also the spiritual life of the Japanese people. The development and application of modern technologies and analytical approaches have led to the detailed examination of the components of tea and their specific health benefits, leading to the accumulation of a large body of scientific evidence regarding the health benefits of tea consumption.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Efficacy of tea in human health. Author(s): Tomita, I.
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.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Tea Science Center, Graduate School of Nutritional and Environmental Sciences, University of Shizuoka, Yada, Shizuoka 422-8526, Japan.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781786392398
  • Record Number
  • 20173328609