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Epigallocatechin gallate changes mRNA expression l... [Br J Nutr. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI

Catechins, compounds derived from green tea, have been shown to improve cholesterol metabolism in animal studies, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this function...

 

 

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Studies show that green tea extract contains polyphenols that can activate genes to help the liver process and neutralize cholesterol.

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Green tea trumps rivals for antioxidant and antimicrobial properties

Green tea trumps rivals for antioxidant and antimicrobial properties | Longevity science | Scoop.it
A South Korean study evaluating the antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of tea extracts found that green tea showed the highest antioxidant activity in most tests and potent antimicrobial activity.
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Green tea contains 1/4 the caffeine of coffee and also provides l-theanine, a calming agent. Plus the active extract (EGCG) has been studied for its additional amazing health properties, including the ability to help prevent cancerous activity in the cells.

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Brainy beverage: study reveals how green tea boosts brain cell production to aid memory | KurzweilAI

Brainy beverage: study reveals how green tea boosts brain cell production to aid memory | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it

EGCG can easily pass through the blood-brain barrier and reach the functional parts of the brain. While EGCG is a known antioxidant, the team believes it could also have a beneficial effect against age-related degenerative diseases.

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Green tea backed for breast cancer benefits

Green tea backed for breast cancer benefits | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Consumption of green tea may reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by modifying the metabolism of oestrogen, according to new research.
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Green tea polyphenols shown to reduce blood sugar spikes

Green tea polyphenols shown to reduce blood sugar spikes | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Green tea extract may help control blood sugar levels, according to a new study.

 

In a mouse study, researchers administered EGCG, the active compound in green tea, to mice given substances such as fructose to spike their blood sugar levels. The extract reduced glucose levels in the mice induced to postprandial spikes with corn starch or sucrose.

 

This study suggests that green tea extract may help reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome by helping to control blood sugar levels.

 

The study concluded:

"Our results suggest that EGCG acutely reduces postprandial blood glucose levels in mice when coadministered with CCS and this may be due in part to inhibition of α-amylase. The relatively low effective dose of EGCG makes a compelling case for studies in human subjects."

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