Effect of tea phenolics and their aromatic fecal bacterial metabolites on intestinal microbiota.

@article{Lee2006EffectOT,
  title={Effect of tea phenolics and their aromatic fecal bacterial metabolites on intestinal microbiota.},
  author={Hui Cheng Lee and Andrew M. Jenner and Chin S. Low and Yuan Kun Lee},
  journal={Research in microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={157 9},
  pages={876-84}
}
Tea is rich in polyphenols and other phenolics that have been widely reported to have beneficial health effects. However, dietary polyphenols are not completely absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and are metabolized by the gut microflora so that they and their metabolites may accumulate to exert physiological effects. In this study, we investigated the influence of the phenolic components of a tea extract and their aromatic metabolites upon bacterial growth. Fecal homogenates containing… CONTINUE READING
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Fecal homogenates containing bacteria significantly catalyzed tea phenolics , including epicatechin , catechin , 3-O - methyl gallic acid , gallic acid and caffeic acid to generate aromatic metabolites dependent on bacterial species .
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