Skin photoprotection by green tea: antioxidant and immunomodulatory effects.

@article{Katiyar2003SkinPB,
  title={Skin photoprotection by green tea: antioxidant and immunomodulatory effects.},
  author={Santosh Kumar Katiyar},
  journal={Current drug targets. Immune, endocrine and metabolic disorders},
  year={2003},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={234-42}
}
Because of a characteristic aroma and health benefits, green tea is consumed worldwide as a popular beverage. The epicatechin derivatives, commonly called polyphenols, present in green tea possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. The major and most highly chemopreventive constituent in green tea responsible for the biochemical or pharmacological effects is (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Epidemiological, clinical and biological studies have implicated that… CONTINUE READING
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