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Beneficial effects of green tea on age related diseases
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1 Department of Cardiology, the Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China
2 Department of pharmacy, Nanjing Children's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China
3 Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
4 Department of Pharmacology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA
Send correspondence to: Ming-Wei Wang, Department of Cardiology, the Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China, Tel: 8657188303590, E-mail:
Front. Biosci. (Schol Ed) 2020, 12(1), 70–91;
Published: 1 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New trends in atherosclerosis research)

Green tea (Camellia sinensis, Theaceace), has been extensively studied for its putative effects in prevention of age related diseases. Here, we discuss the increasing evidence that consumption of green tea has preventative effects in obesity, hypertension, insulin resistance, type II diabetes, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease and Metabolic Syndrome (MetS). The catechins in green tea has been found to be beneficial in obesity induced by a high-fat diet. These effects are mainly attributable to the gallate esters of catechins, (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG) and (-)-epigallocatechin-3- gallate (EGCG).

Green tea
Insulin resistance and diabetes
Plasma cholesterol
Metabolic syndrome
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