Having a Promising Efficacy on Type II Diabetes, It’s Definitely a Green Tea Time

Author(s): Hen Jiao, Guohua Hu, Dayong Gu, Xiaoling Ni

Journal Name: Current Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 22 , Issue 1 , 2015

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The beneficial effects of green tea have been confirmed in various diseases, such as different types of cancer, heart disease, and liver disease. The effective components of green tea mainly include tea polysaccharides and tea polyphenols, such as catechin, particularly (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate. Increasing in vivo and in vitro evidences have explored the potential molecular mechanisms of green tea as well as the specific biological actions. Moreover, clinical trials have also explored the potential value of green tea components in treating metabolic syndromes, such as obesity, type II diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. This study explores the effects of the two major green tea components on the improvement of type II diabetes. It is concluded that regular consumption of green tea is beneficial for the improvement of high-fat dietary-induced obesity and type II diabetes.

Keywords: Green tea, polyphenols, polysaccharide, type II diabetes.

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Year: 2015
Published on: 15 August, 2014
Page: [70 - 79]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/0929867321666140815123645
Price: $65

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