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Green tea

(Camellia sinensis)


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Bingham SA, Vorster H, Jerling JC et al. Effect of black tea drinking on blood lipids, blood pressure and aspects of bowel habit. British Journal of Nutrition 1997; 78: 41-55.

Chen J. The effects of Chinese tea on the occurrence of esophageal tumors induced by N-nitrosomethylbenzylamine in rats. Preventive Medicine 1992; 21: 385-391.

Chen ZP, Schell JB, Ho CT, et al. Green tea epigallocatechin gallate shows a pronounced growth inhibitory effect on cancerous cells but not on their normal counterparts. Cancer Letters 1998; 129: 173-179.

Graham HN. Green tea composition, consumption, and polyphenol chemistry. Preventive Medicine 1992; 21: 334-350.

Fujiki H, Suganuma M, Okabe S, et al. Mechanistic findings of green tea as cancer preventive for humans. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 1999; 220(4): 225-228.

Gutman RL, Ryu BH. Rediscovering tea: an exploration of the scientific literature. HerbalGram 1996; 37: 33-48.

Imai K, Nakachi K. Cross sectional study of effects of drinking green tea on cardiovascular and liver diseases. British Medical Journal, 1995; 310: 693-696.

Imai K, Suga K, Nakachi K. Cancer-preventive effects of drinking green tea among a Japanese population. Preventive Medicine 1997; 26: 769-775.

Ji BT, Chow WH, Hsing AW, et al. Green tea consumption and the risk of pancreatic and colorectal cancers. Int J Cancer 1997; 70: 255-258.

Kohlmeier L, Weterings KGC, Steck S, et al. Tea and cancer prevention: an evaluation of the epidemiologic literature. Nutrition and Cancer 1997; 27(1): 1-13.

Kono S, Ikeda M, Tokudome S, et al. A case-control study of gastric cancer and diet in northern Kyushu, Japan. Jpn J Cancer Res 1988; 79: 1067-1074.

Kono S, Shinchi K, Ikeda N, et al. Green tea consumption and serum lipid profiles: a cross-sectional study in northern Kyushu, Japan. Preventive Medicine 1992; 21: 526-531.

Liao S, Umekita Y, Guo J, et al. Growth inhibition and regression of human prostrate and breast tumors in athymic mice by tea epigallocatechin gallate. Cancer Letters 1995; 96: 239-243.

Luo M, Kannar K, Wahlqvist ML, et al. Inhibition of LDL oxidation by green tea extract. The Lancet 1997; 349: 360-361.

Menon LG, Kuttan R, Kuttan G. Inhibition of lung metastasis in mice induced by B16F10 melanoma cells by polyphenolic compounds. Cancer Letters 1995; 95: 221-225.

Otake S, Makimura M, Kuroki T, et al. Anticaries effects of polyphenolic compounds from Japanese green tea. Caries Res 1991; 25: 438-443.

Prior RL, Cao G. Antioxidant capacity and polyphenolic components of teas: implications for altering in vivo antioxidant status. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 1999; 220(4): 255-61.

Sadakata S, Fukao A, Hisamichi S. Mortality among female practitioners of chanoyu (Japanese "tea-ceremony"). Tohoku J Exp Med 1992; 166: 475-477.

Serafini M, Ghiselli A, Ferro-Luzzi A. In vivo antioxidant effect of green and black tea in man. Eur J Clin Nutr 1996; 50: 28-32.

Steele VE, Bagheri D, Balentine DA, et al. Preclinical efficacy studies of green and black tea extracts. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 1999; 220(4): 210-212.

Stich HF. Teas and tea components as inhibitors of carcinogen formation in model systems and man. Preventive Medicine 1992; 21: 377-384.

Suganuma M, Okabe S, Kai Y, et al. Synergistic effects of (-)-epigallocatechin gallate with (-)-epicatechin, sulindac or tamoxifen on cancer-preventive activity in the human lung cancer cell line PC-9. Cancer Research 1999; 59: 44-47.