Health Effects of Tea and Its Catechins

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 21, 2004 - Medical - 118 pages
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During the course of the last two decades, the health effects of tea and its catechins have been docmnented in nmnerous scientific studies and the scientific basis of these effects has been elaborated. Professor Kuroda and Dr. Hara provide in this volmne a translation of a thorough and extensive book published earlier (in Japanese), which will be of considerable interest to scientists worldng in the field, and to members of the general public interested in naturaJ ways of maintaining health. Both authors are themselves eminent researchers with extensive experience. Dr. Kuroda is best known for his publications employing tissue cultures. Dr. Ham has published nmnerous research papers on the health effects of green tea and its catechins. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical use of green tea in Japan and elsewhere, followed by a description of the many disease conditions against which these teas have preventive (protective) effects. Of particular interest to "senior citizens" is the chapter on the ability of tea components to ameliorate a wide range of age-related diseases including cancer, arteriosclerosis, and various forms of senile dementias. For scientists and others interested in infectious diseases caused by bacteria and viruses, a chapter dealing with the ability of tea components to inhibit these organisms will be of special interest.
 

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Contents

GREEN TEA IN JAPAN
1
12 BUDDHISM AND GREEN TEA
3
13 GREEN TEA IN FEUDAL TIMES
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14 ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TEA CEREMONY
5
15 GREEN TEA AND THE JAPANESE PEOPLE
6
16 PRESENT STATE OF GREEN TEA IN JAPAN
8
GREEN TEA BLACK TEA AND OOLONG TEA
9
PREVENTIVE EFFECTS OF TEA AGAINST HUMAN DISEASES
11
STORAGE OF TEA
59
INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND TEA
61
412 Prevention of influenza virus in mice and pigs
62
42 PREVENTION OF DENTAL CARIES AND BAD BREATH
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422 Inhibition by tea of the formation of dental caries
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43 PREVENTION OF FOOD POISONING
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433 Tea kills bad bacteria and promotes good bacteria
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44 IMPROVEMENT OF DMTRAINTESTINAL BACTERIA AND PREVENTION OF ODOR
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22 PREVENTION AGAINST CARCINOGENESIS
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222 The mechanisms of carcinogenesis
13
223 Carcinogenic processes in normal cells
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224 Carcinogens present in environment
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225 Carcinogens present in food materials
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226 Anticarcinogens present in food materials
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227 Tea drinking and stomach cancer
25
228 Tea ceremony instructors and tea
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2210 Anticarcinogenk activity of tea
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2211 Programming cell death Apoptosis induced by tea
36
2213 Inhibition of Helicobacterpylori growth by tea
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2214 Clinical chemopreventive trials with tea catechins
38
COLOR TASTE AND AROMA
39
AGERELATED DISEASES AND TEA
41
312 Hypotensive action of tea drinking in animal experiments
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313 Hypotensive action of tea drinking in humans
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32 PREVENTION OF DIABETES
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323 Tea lowers blood sugar levels in animals
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324 Tea lowers human blood sugar levels
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33 PREVENTION OF OBESITY
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34 SUPPRESSION OF ARTERIOSCLEROSIS
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344 Tea reduces bad cholesterol
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345 Effect of tea on human blood cholesterol
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35 PREVENTION OF SENILE DEMENTIA
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353 Tea prevents Alzheimers disease
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441 Effect of tea catechins on intrainestinal bacteria
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45 PREVENTION OF INTRAHOSPITAL INFECTIONS
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452 Tea kills MRSA
73
462 Oolong tea prevents allergic reactions
75
48 PREVENTION OF FORMATION OF WARTS AND INFLAMMATION
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482 Condyloma in human genital organs
77
PROVERBS ABOUT TEA
79
ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTIOXIDATIVE ACTIVITY OF TEA
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512 Antioxidant action of tea
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522 Preservation of color in foods
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523 Deodorant action of unsavory meat flavors
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53 PREVENTION OF OFFENSIVE ODORS BY TEA
85
HOW TO MAKE A GOOD CUP OF GREEN TEA
89
62 CHOOSING GREEN TEA
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65 TABOOS IN TEA DRINKING
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FOOD AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS OF TEA CATECHINS
93
71 CATECHIN CAPSULES FRONTISPIECE
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72 CATECHIN EGGS FRONTISPIECE
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78 CATECHIN MEDICAL PRODUCTS
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713 CATECHINCONTAINING INSTANT GREEN TEA
97
CONCLUDING REMARKS
99
REFERENCES
103
AUTHOR INDEX
107
SUBJECT INDEX
109
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Page 103 - T, Miwa, S, Kawaguchi, K. and Koike, G., 1991, Effect of oolong tea on plasma lipids and lipoprotem lipase activity in young women., Nippon Eiyo Shokuryo Gakkaishi (J.Japan Soc.
Page 103 - Y, 1991, Suppression of the accumulation of body and liver fat by tea catedims.

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