Consuming green tea may improve blood sugar management, according to a meta-analysis of 17 randomized clinical trials.
Plandai Biotechnology, a company built on a technology offering higher levels of bioavailability for its plant extracts, has entered into a licensing arrangement with a UK company covering the development of its line of extracts based on a new technology.
Drinking green tea or taking a supplement containing green tea extracts may improve the body’s antioxidant protection in people with the metabolic syndrome, says a new study.
Special edition: Antioxidants and Carotenoids
Plants are antioxidant-generating machines and, commercially, the biggest return-generating plant extract is green tea. By quite some way if you speak to the biggest suppliers.
Extracts from green tea may block the formation of beta-amyloid plaques that have been linked to the onset ofAlzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, according to new laboratory data.
Consumption of green tea may reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by modifying the metabolism of oestrogen, according to new research.
Oral supplements containing extracts from green tea may help protect against sunburn and the longer-term effects of UV damage, says a new study from the UK.
Extracts from green tea may boost the quality of sperm, says a new study from Italy, but there too much of the extract may confer a negative effect.
Green tea compound may help reduce blood sugar
Consumption of green tea could help to dull the spikes in blood sugar associated with starchy food consumption, say researchers.
Long term consumption of green tea could help to slash the risk of gastrointestinal cancers by over a quarter, according to new research in Chinese women.
Supplementing the diet of lab animals with EGCG from green tea may suppress the digestion of starch and offer a means of controlling blood sugar levels, says a new study from Penn State.
The green tea compound epigallocatechin-3 gallate (EGCG) provides benefits to memory and special learning by boosting the production of important neural cells, say researchers from China.
Drinking green tea may affect parts of the brain linked to working memory, says the first study ever to use functional neuroimaging methods to test the effects of green tea on the brain.
Three cups of green tea per day may help elderly people with metabolic syndrome lose weight and trim their waistlines, suggests a new study from Brazil.
Special edition: Oral health
Oral health is much more than just calcium and vitamin D for healthy teeth, and vitamin C for healthy gums. A number of nutraceutical compounds are emerging with potential benefits for the oral cavity, from omega-3s to EGCG from green tea. But how much...
Green tea extract shows extensive health benefits for obese hypertensives: Human study
Extracts from green tea may lead to improvements in blood pressure, blood sugar levels and markers of inflammation, says a new study from Poland with obese hypertensives.
Drinks containing green tea and hibiscus were found to exhibit higher antioxidant activity than other beverages in a study conducted in Portugal.
Taiyo has developed a taste-free green tea extract for use in beverage applications which it claims will expand new product development possibilities for beverage manufacturers.
Green tea enriched with catechins may reduce body fat levels, says a new study that supports the weight management potential of the beverage.
The green tea compound EGCG may enhance tolerance to blood sugar in diabetic lab mice, and may contribute to anti-diabetic nutritional strategies, says a new study.
Green tea may reduce age related disability: Study
Consumption of antioxidant rich green tea is significantly associated with a lower risk of age related functional disability, say researchers.
Green tea flavonoid may benefit liver transplant patients
The green tea flavonoid epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) could help in the preventing re-infection with of the virus hepatitis C following liver transplants, suggest researchers.
The green tea extract epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) may slow weight gain by limiting fat absorption, according to new research.
Daily supplements of a green tea extract may boost mental alertness and enhance memory, according to a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study from Korea.
Rats consuming green tea along with a high fat diet gained less body weight and accumulated less fat than animals not supplemented with tea, says a new study.
Green tea extract may be rich source of potent free radical scavengers: Study
A polyphenol-rich fraction of green tea extract may be one of the richest sources of antioxidants, according to new research which found the extract to exhibit “remarkable free radical scavenging ability,”.
Digested green tea compounds show dementia and cancer benefits: Study
Digested polyphenol compounds from green tea could protect the brain against developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, according to new research.
Reduction of pH key to green tea enriched biscuit quality, finds new study
Retention of green tea extracts in biscuits is improved by a reduction in the pH of the dough, finds new research looking at the stability of different catechins when fortifying baked goods.
Green tea may increase post-meal satiety: Study
Drinking green tea after a meal might boost satiety levels, but has very little effect on blood glucose levels or glycemic index, according to a new study.
Kemin launches green & black tea extract in Europe
Kemin Health Europe is launching its green-black tea extract called Enlivitea in Europe, an ingredient said to provide synergistic antioxidant benefits that outweigh the benefits of consuming either one in isolation.
Modified whey protein may nano-encapsulate the green tea compound EGCG and slow its rate of degradation 3.2-fold, thereby offering nano-encapsulation potential for formulators, says a new study.
Citrus compounds may reduce cancer risk: Study
Daily consumption of citrus may reduce the risk of a range of cancers, especially pancreatic and prostate cancer, suggests a new study from Japan.
Green tea may protect DNA from damage: Human study
Drinking green tea every day for a month may protect against damage at a genetic levels, with benefits linked to the beverage’s antioxidant content, says a new study.
Tea polyphenols show antiglycation promise for diabetics
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) could play a role in attenuating low density lipoprotein (LDL) and glycation in high-glucose, diabetes-like conditions, if the results of an in vitro trial hold true in vivo.
Black tea may match green for weight benefits: Study
Like green tea, extracts from black tea may also help reduce weight gain and cut body fat levels, says a new study from Japan with rats and mice.
Green tea extract may boost heart health for obese
Daily supplements of an extract of green tea may reduce levels of a protein linked to heart disease, says a new study from the US.
Polyphenols can be absorbed into the blood stream when consumed from a beverage, showing the potential to deliver the antioxidants via a juice, says a new study from Coca-Cola.
Study finds green tea could reduce glaucoma risk
Green tea catechins could help protect against glaucoma and other eye diseases, according to a new research which found that the ingredients travel from the digestive system into the tissues of the eyes.
Green tea extract effective for weight loss at low doses
Daily supplements of a purified extract of green tea may increase energy expenditure and help men beat the bulge, say results from a new human study.
Green tea market buoyant regardless of EFSA opinion, says Martin Bauer
High consumer awareness of the benefits of green tea and a growing market for functional green tea products means health claim substantiation is not essential, says a German green tea extract supplier.
Green tea may boost oral health, reduce tooth loss
Drinking one cup of green tea may improve dental health and reduce the risk of loosing teeth by about 20 per cent, according to a new study from Japan.
Gaining benefits from leaf and bean: Antioxidants in tea and coffee
Special edition: Antioxidants
In the fourth part of our series on antioxidants, NutraIngredients looks at coffee and tea – two products seen increasingly as functional beverages for their antioxidant content.
Special edition: Antioxidants
In the first instalment of this antioxidants special NutraIngredients scans a diverse global market that has barely been dented by the recession and continues to flourish amid consumer understanding that is often little more than surface deep.
Tea science stacks up for weight management, but concerns continue for extracts
Leaf through the scientific literature and the benefits of tea, green and black, for weight managements garner much support, but more research is needed before the beverage and its extracts have “great public health importance”, says a new review.
Supply: Supporting the weight management products
Special edition: Weight management
In the final article in our weight management series, NutraIngredients looks at the companies behind some of the key ingredients in the sector.
Green tea antioxidants more bioavailable than thought?
The bioavailability of antioxidant catechins from green tea may be more than previously thought, says a new study from Italy.
Dried fruit show potential as green tea extract carriers
Fortifying dried fruit pieces like apple with green tea extracts may boost the antioxidant content of the finished product by four-fold, suggests a joint study from the US and Italy.
Green tea extracts may protect against oral cancer: Study
Extracts from green tea may prevent the formation of mouth cancers in people with risk signs of the disease, according to a new study from Texas.
Green tea may combat depression in elderly
Drinking frequent cups of green tea a day is linked to a lower incidence of depressive symptoms in elderly people, say Japanese researchers.
Green tea extracts may slow smokers’ lung damage
Daily consumption of a Chinese green tea extract may slow the damage of cigarette smoke in the lungs, according to results from a rat study from Hong Kong.