Catechins and Its Role in Chronic Diseases.

  title={Catechins and Its Role in Chronic Diseases.},
  author={Yohei Shirakami and Hiroyasu Sakai and Takahiro Kochi and Mitsuru Seishima and Masahito Shimizu},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
The mechanisms of action of polyphenols have attracted much attention. Catechins are generally known as tea polyphenols. Researchers have extensively investigated the molecular mechanisms of these substances, especially (-)-epigallocatechin gallate of green tea catechin, and have provided new insights in the prevention and therapy for chronic diseases. This chapter summarizes catechins and their effects on chronic diseases, including metabolic syndromes, cardiovascular diseases… CONTINUE READING

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