EGCG, a green tea polyphenol, improves endothelial function and insulin sensitivity, reduces blood pressure, and protects against myocardial I/R injury in SHR.

@article{Potenza2007EGCGAG,
  title={EGCG, a green tea polyphenol, improves endothelial function and insulin sensitivity, reduces blood pressure, and protects against myocardial I/R injury in SHR.},
  author={Maria Assunta Potenza and Flora Linda Marasciulo and Mariela Tarquinio and Edy Altea Tiravanti and Giuseppe Colantuono and Antonio Federici and J H Kim and Michael J. Quon and Monica Montagnani},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2007},
  volume={292 5},
  pages={E1378-87}
}
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a bioactive polyphenol in green tea, may augment metabolic and vascular actions of insulin. Therefore, we investigated effects of EGCG treatment to simultaneously improve cardiovascular and metabolic function in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR; model of metabolic syndrome with hypertension, insulin resistance, and overweight). In acute studies, EGCG (1-100 microM) elicited dose-dependent vasodilation in mesenteric vascular beds (MVB) isolated from SHR ex… CONTINUE READING
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