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Cover for Traditional domestic knowledge and skills in post-harvest processes: a focus on food crop storage.

This chapter discusses the complex knowledge and skills that inform smallholder on-farm storage systems: an under researched topic. Contrary to popular negative assumptions, losses are low. The methods used are effective and sustainable, and appropriate to small farmers, representing long-term...

Author(s)
Howard, P. L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Indigenous soil enrichment for food security and climate change in Africa and Asia: a review.

This chapter considers indigenous soil knowledge, notably in respect to processes of soil enrichment which are argued to be more widespread in Africa and Asia than thought. The chapter draws attention two areas of practice: (i) cultivating ruined settlement sites (rendered rich in organic material...

Author(s)
Fairhead, J.; Fraser, J.; Amanor, K.; Solomon, D.; Lehmann, J.; Leach, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effects of catechins on intestinal flora.

A human intestine harbors 600 trillion viable bacteria of more than 1000 different species which form the intestinal flora. The condition of the intestinal flora influences many factors pertaining to the host's health and vice versa. These factors include infection, immune response, cancer, aging,...

Author(s)
Hara, Y.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Radioprotective effects of green tea.

Green tea mainly contains four catechins, namely epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate, and epigallocatechin gallate, and non-polyphenol compounds such as vitamins that are known to be strong antioxidants. Biological adverse effects induced by radiation are caused by radicals and...

Author(s)
Masuda, S.; Shimamura, Y.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Green tea and oral health.

Chronic oral diseases like periodontitis, dental caries, oral cancer, and premalignant conditions are now recognized as a global epidemic. While dental plaque biofilm is the main causative agent in periodontitis and dental caries, tobacco and alcohol consumption are implicated in the latter...

Author(s)
Rupali Agnihotri; Sumit Gaur
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effects of theanine and other ingredients of tea on stress and aging.

Stress is one of the most potent environmental factors known to accelerate brain aging. Suppression or prevention of stress-induced alterations is a potential therapeutic strategy for healthy aging. To clarify the mechanism of stress-induced brain aging, a new experimental animal model of...

Author(s)
Unno, K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effects of high-molecular-weight polyphenol (mitochondria activation factor) derived from black tea and oolong tea on mitochondria function.

Mitochondria activation factor (MAF) is a high-molecular-weight polyphenol purified from oolong and black teas that increases mitochondrial membrane potential. MAF increases aerobic metabolic capacity in murine skeletal muscle, activates exercise training-induced intracellular signaling pathways...

Author(s)
Numata, O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Green tea in the protection against neurodegeneration.

Green tea infusion gives a specific taste and flavor, and it is now one of the most popular drinks in the world. The infusion is characterized as containing such compounds as tea polyphenols, caffeine, and theanine. These compounds, may also affect brain functions. Tea catechins suppress nitric...

Author(s)
Yokogoshi, H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effects of green tea catechins on aging and dementia.

As the number of elderly rapidly increases in Japan, the number of patients with dementia is also increasing. The most important risk factor for dementia is "aging" while "senescence" acts as a promoting factor. The prevention of "brain senescence" is an important strategy to prevent dementia. The...

Author(s)
Unno, K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Protective effects of catechins on hepatitis and liver fibrosis.

Severe and sustained inflammation may induce liver fibrosis, which precedes cirrhosis and liver cancer. Cellular and animal experiments have shown that green tea catechins inhibit the biosynthesis of inflammatory proteins and collagen, suppressing the onset and development of hepatitis and liver...

Author(s)
Suzuki, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter

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