Protective Effects of Tea on Human Health

September 2006
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    29th September 2006
  • ISBN 9781845931124
  • Language English
  • Pages 272 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

Bringing together the latest research from leading experts, this book provides an indispensable reference on the health benefits of drinking tea. It examines the general health giving properties of tea before moving on to a detailed review of the evidence for the beneficial effects of tea on specific ailments including cancer, the common cold, renal disease, cardiovascular disease, antiviral influenza, arthritis, lung and pulmonary ailments, aging, oral health and dementia. The book concludes by challenging misconceptions of the effects of tea.

"Overall, a comprehensive and well-illustrated book on tea."

- The Indian Journal of Medical Research

Part I: General Protective Effects of Tea
*Tea is a Health Promoting Beverage in Lowering the Risk of Premature Killing Chronic Diseases, J Weisburger
*Tea as a Rasayana, B N Dhawan, Lucknow, India
*Health Properties of Tea Catechins, Y Hara, Mitsui Norin Co., Ltd, Japan
* Bioavailabilities of Tea Polyphenols in Humans and Rodents, J D Lambert, J Hong, H Lu, X Meng, M Lee and C S Yang, The State University of New Jersey, USA
*Immunomodulatory Activity of Tea, J Singh and G N Qazi, CSIR, India
*Antigenotoxic Activity of Tea, Y Shukla and A Arora, Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow, India
*Methodological Issues in Population Studies of Tea and Disease Prevention, I A Hakim, University of Arizona, USA

Part II: Protective Effects of Tea against Specific Ailments
*Protective Effects of Tea against Cardiovascular Diseases, S Wiseman, I Zijp, R Weggemans, and A Rietveld, Unilever Food and Health Research Institute, The Netherlands
*Potential Targets of Tea Polyphenols in Cancer Prevention: Significance in Angiogenesis, Metastasis and Apoptosis as well as in Protection of Host Defence System, T Das, G Sa, Bose Institute, India, and M Siddiqi
*The Beverage Tea in Chemoprevention of Prostate Cancer, M Saleem, I A Siddiqui and H Mukhtar, University of Wisconsin, USA
*Anti-Diabetic Effects of Tea and its Constituents, Y K Gupta, C Tripathi and Y Shukla, Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow, India
*Green Tea Catechins against Oxidative Stress of Renal Disease, T P Rao, L R Juneja, Taiyo Kagaku Co., Ltd, Japan, and T Yokozawa, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Japan
*Hepatoprotective Properties of Tea, Y Shukla, N Kalra and Y K Gupta, Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow, India
*Preventive Effects of Tea against Obesity, K Sayama, Shizuoka University, Japan, T Hase, and I Tokimitsu, Kao Corporation, Japan, and I Oguni, Hamamatsu University, Japan
*Protective Effects of Tea against Lung/Pulmonary Ailments, H Yamada, University of Shizuoka
*Antibacterial and Antiviral Influenza including SARS, P C Leung, Chinese University of Hong Kong
*Green Tea and the Prevention of Arthritis, S Ahmed, B B Hafeez and T M Haqqi, Case Western Reserve University, USA
*Chemoprevention Effect of Tea against Neuronal Death-Dementia, T Kakadu, Itoen Ltd, Japan
*Chemoprevention Action of Tea against Senescence/Ageing, K Unno, University of Shizuoka, Japan
*Tea and Oral Health, C D Wu, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Narender K Jain

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Mohammad Siddiqi

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John Weisburger

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