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Am. J. Biomed. Sci. 2013, 5(4), 226-241; doi: 10.5099/aj130400226
Received: 20 August 2013; | Revised: 5 November 2013; | Accepted: 16 November 2013


Beneficial Effect of Tea on Human Health


Aleksander Yashin 1, , Yakov Yashin 1and Boris Nemzer 2*

1 InterLab, Inc., 12a Selskohozyaistvennaya Street, Moscow 129226 Russia

2 VDF FutureCeuticals, Inc., 2692 North State Rt. 1-17, Momence, IL 60954 USA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Urbana, IL 61801 USA

*Corresponding Author

Boris Nemzer

Director of Research and Development

FutureCeuticals, Inc.

Momence, IL 60954 USA

Email: bnemzer@futureceuticals.com



Tea, with its 5,000-year history, is one of the most popular beverages in the world. According to various estimates, over 4 billion people consume tea. This number has increased in recent years due to the widespread marketing of cold tea-based beverages. During the first millennium tea was primarily considered to be medicine rather than an ordinary drink. Over the last few years a large number of epidemiological studies have conclusively proven that tea is beneficial for people with cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, and cancers. Tea catechins are included in numerous dietary supplements and medicinal products. This review summarizes scientific information related to the effects of tea on human health which have been published in the last decade.

Keywords: green tea; polyphenols; catechins, free radicals, activity, human health.

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