Safety of Green Tea Extracts

  title={Safety of Green Tea Extracts},
  author={D. N. Sarma and Marilyn L. Barrett and M. Chavez and P. Gardiner and Richard Ko and G. Mahady and R. J. Marles and Linda S. Pellicore and G. Giancaspro and T. L. Dog},
  journal={Drug Safety},
  • D. N. Sarma, Marilyn L. Barrett, +7 authors T. L. Dog
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Drug Safety
  • Green tea [Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze] is the fourth most commonly used dietary supplement in the US. Recently, regulatory agencies in France and Spain suspended market authorization of a weight-loss product containing green tea extract because of hepatotoxicity concerns. This was followed by publication of adverse event case reports involving green tea products. In response, the US Pharmacopeia (USP) Dietary Supplement Information Expert Committee (DSI EC) systematically reviewed the safety… CONTINUE READING
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