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There is a wealth of published research on the health-promoting effects of green tea and its various components including polyphenols. Green Tea Polyphenols: Nutraceuticals of Modern Life presents a collection of global findings on the numerous health benefits of green tea polyphenols, confirming their position as healthy functional ingredients. With chapters contributed by experts in the field of green tea science and the inclusion of extensive references, this book provides an authoritative volume that can be used to guide researchers, scientists, and regulatory bodies.
Each chapter previews a specific theme and highlights recent research and development conducted in the field. The book begins with the history, processing, and features of green tea. It then describes the chemical composition and biochemical and physicochemical characteristics, followed by a discussion of the properties of green tea polyphenols, including metabolism, bioavailability, and safety. The subsequent chapters deal with the numerous health benefits associated with consumption of green tea polyphenols. These include benefits related to cancer risk and prevention, cardiovascular disease, protection of internal organs, diabetes and weight management, bone and muscle health, allergies, oral care, inflammation, and gut health.
The book addresses the nutrigenomics and proteomics of poyphenols. It also examines food and nonfood applications of green tea polyphenols, such as extracts, supplements, and skin and hair cosmetic products, demonstrating both therapeutic and functional health benefits. This book brings together a wide array of data on green tea polyphenols, providing a greater understanding of them and insight into their effects on human health, and their applications and commercial potential.