Effects of oral epigallocatechin gallate supplementation on the minimal erythema dose and UV-induced skin damage.

@article{Jeon2009EffectsOO,
  title={Effects of oral epigallocatechin gallate supplementation on the minimal erythema dose and UV-induced skin damage.},
  author={Hee Young Jeon and Jin Kyu Kim and W G Kim and Seok Joo Lee},
  journal={Skin pharmacology and physiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={137-41}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Excessive exposure to UV radiation causes acute adverse effects like sunburn and photosensitivity reactions and is involved in the induction and development of skin cancer. It has been reported that antioxidants have photoprotective effects against solar UV radiation. We investigated the effect of oral epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a powerful antioxidant in green tea, on the minimal erythema dose (MED) and UV-induced skin damage. METHOD Female HWY/Slc hairless rats were fed… CONTINUE READING

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