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Catechins in Medical News

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease Highlights Anti-Cancer Activities of the Food Extracts Quercetin, EGCG, Glycyrrhizin, and Trans-Cinnamaldehyde

... EGCG (a compound found in green tea) 1. Bettuzzi S, et al. Chemoprevention of human prostate cancer by oral administration of green tea catechins in volunteers with high-grade prostate intraepithelial neoplasia: a preliminary report from a one-year proof-of-principle study. Cancer Res. 2006 Jan ...

Antioxidant-Rich Foods Lose Nutritional Luster Over Time

...nd colleagues from the Albany, Calif.-based Western Regional Research Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture set out to explore the stability of catechins during long-term storage in homes, restaurants, commercial warehouses, and/or stores. The team chose eight teas sold commercially in tea-bag form i...

'Inside out' Applesauce Fueling Oklahoma's Title Quest

...s, like many fruits, contain a cocktail of antioxidant activity -- virtually all of it attributable to dozens of phytochemicals like chlorogenic acid, catechins and anthocyanidins -- that are not found in vitamin pills. Antioxidants in fresh produce mop up harmful compounds in the body that compromise cell he...

Health and Beauty Come Full Circle: Chado-En Brings Full Benefit of Japanese Green Tea to Spas

...e benefits of green tea are everywhere. But what sets Shinwa apart is the fact that it is from the birthplace of Japanese tea, with all its beneficial catechins -- including EGCG, found nowhere else in nature. What's more, Shinwa can be used as a luxurious spa treatment for the skin and as a health-promoting b...

Study indicates grape seed extract may reduce cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease

...y mimicking calorie restriction. Resveratrol appears to be effective only at extremely high doses, which may limit its use in people. In contrast, the catechins in the extract product studied appear to be effective at much lower doses. Karen Hsiao Ashe, MD, PhD, at the University of Minnesota and Minneapoli...

Food as Medicine?

...ls. More study is needed, Bomser said, but, "If catechins [such as EGCG] are in fact the primary compounds r... products, you want to maintain and absorb as many catechins [as possible]," he said. In a previous study, o...the current team found that one way to protect the catechins from breaking down was to add lemon or vitamin C t...

Citrus Juice Gives Boost to Green Tea Antioxidants

...tamin C (ascorbic acid) boosted recoverable levels of the two most abundant catechins by six and 13 times. The findings were published in the journal Molecul...rition and Food Research . Citrus juices and vitamin C may interact with catechins to prevent degradation in the intestines, Ferruzzi said. "If you want mo...

Citrus juice, vitamin C give staying power to green tea antioxidants

...juices or vitamin C likely increases the amount of catechins available for the body to absorb. "Although the... Purdue University and the study's lead author. catechins (pronounced KA'-teh-kins), display health-promotin...ck and stroke. The problem, Ferruzzi said, is that catechins are relatively unstable in non-acidic environments...

Eating Grapes May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease

...ety for Neuroscience conference in San Diego, California. It is the unique combination of components in grapes, which includes resveratrol, quercetin, catechins and other phytonutrients, that is thought to be responsible for the protective effects. Investigators led by Dr. Nancy Berman of the University of Ka...

Green Tea may Protect the Bladder from Becoming Inflamed

...t make it a possible remedy for many medical conditions. It is comprised of catechins plant metabolites that provide it with many anti-oxidative properties. "We discovered that catechins found in green tea protected both normal and cancerous bladder cells from i...
Catechins in Medical Technology

Polyphenon Pharma Receives Orphan Drug Designation for Its Botanical Drug, Polyphenon E, for the Treatment of CLL

...or the drug upon FDA approval. Polyphenon E contains highly characterized catechins that are extracted from green tea leaves through a proprietary process. The...lar activity that can lead to cancer. Preclinical studies indicate that the catechins present in Polyphenon E may have multiple methods of action. About CLL ...

Feeling Anxious or Distracted? New Research Shows a Cup of Tea Could Help

... on Green Tea, weight loss and metabolism. Dr. Kovacs reviewed several research studies conducted in recent years that suggest that Green Teas rich in catechins may aid in weight management by reducing body fat and in particular visceral fat, possibly through increased resting energy expenditure and fat oxidat...
Catechins in Biological News

Green tea boosts production of detox enzymes, rendering cancerous chemicals harmless

...42 people, the concentrate − composed of chemicals known as green tea catechins in amounts equal to that found in 8-16 cups of green tea − boosted pr...e due to genetic variation and environmental factors, Chow added. Green tea catechins somehow increase gene expression of these enzymes, which can be an advantag...
Catechins in Biological Technology

Nano-sized 'trojan horse' to aid nutrition

...nger term aim of the project would be to include similarly treated nanoparticles into food items, similar to adding Omega-3 to bread or milk. "For catechins the class of antioxidants under examination and among the most potent dietary antioxidants -- only between 0.1 and 1.1 per cent of the amount consume...

Bradley Pharmaceuticals Launches Veregen(TM) (sinecatechins) Ointment, 15%

...mary phenols found in green tea leaves. The health benefits associated with catechins are attributed in part to their antioxidant properties. In two Phase III ...eatment of this condition, will enhance patient care." "Investigations of catechins have shown wide-ranging effects on mechanisms where HPV infection progresse...
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