Green tea, white tea, and Pelargonium purpureum increase the antioxidant capacity of plasma and some organs in mice.

@article{Koutelidakis2009GreenTW,
  title={Green tea, white tea, and Pelargonium purpureum increase the antioxidant capacity of plasma and some organs in mice.},
  author={Antonios E Koutelidakis and Konstantina Argyri and Mauro Serafini and Charalambos Proestos and Michael Komaitis and Monia Pecorari and Mar{\'i}a Kapsokefalou},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={453-8}
}
OBJECTIVE We tested in mice the hypothesis that ingestion of infusions of green tea, white tea, or the aromatic plant Pelargonium purpureum increases total antioxidant capacity (TAC) of plasma and organs. METHODS Twenty-five mice were randomly assigned to five groups, each of which received by gavage 0.1 mL of infusion from green tea, white tea, or P. purpureum (8 g/100 mL of water) or catechin (0.01 g/100 mL) or water for 5 consecutive days. On the fifth day the animals were euthanized… CONTINUE READING

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