Health Benefits of Green Tea

An Evidence-based Approach

November 2017
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  • Published
    16th November 2017
  • ISBN 9781786392398
  • Language English
  • Pages 260 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images tables & figures

This book provides evidence to support the health-promoting components of green tea. 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.

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

Yukihiko Hara

Yukihiko Hara is with Tea Solutions, Hara Office Inc., Japan.

Chang S. Yang

Chang S. Yang is with Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University.

Mamoru Isemura

Mamoru Isemura is at the University of Shizuoka, Japan.

Isao Tomita

Isao Tomita is at the University of Shizuoka, Japan.