Human hair growth enhancement in vitro by green tea epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).

@article{Kwon2007HumanHG,
  title={Human hair growth enhancement in vitro by green tea epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).},
  author={Oh Sang Kwon and Ji Hyun Han and Hee Geun Yoo and Jin Ho Chung and Kwang Hyun Cho and Hee Chul Eun and Kyun Ha Kim},
  journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 7-8},
  pages={551-5}
}
Green tea is a popular worldwide beverage, and its potential beneficial effects such as anti-cancer and anti-oxidant properties are believed to be mediated by epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a major constituent of polyphenols. Recently, it was reported that EGCG might be useful in the prevention or treatment of androgenetic alopecia by selectively inhibiting 5alpha-reductase activity. However, no report has been issued to date on the effect of EGCG on human hair growth. This study was… CONTINUE READING
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