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Health Benefits of Green Tea:
Second only to water, green tea is the most popularly consumed beverage in the world, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). Among other types of tea, green tea contains the highest levels of polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants. Although green tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves are steeped in water to make teas, the dried leaves are also used in capsules for use as dietary supplements.
Taking green tea capsules reduces the risk of heart disease by reducing triglyceride and cholesterol levels in the blood, says the UMMC. The UMMC notes that population-based clinical studies have discovered that drinking three or more cups of green tea per day, equivalent to 100 to 750mg of green tea extract, can reduce the rate of heart attack by an estimated 11 percent. A recent study of more than 40,500 Japanese adults discovered that drinking five cups or more of green tea each day reduced mortality from cardiovascular diseases by 26 percent, as opposed to drinking less than one cup per day, notes the Oregon State University's Linus Pauling Institute.
Green tea extract can also reduce total cholesterol while increasing HDL, or "good cholesterol," the UMMC says. An animal study found that the polyphenols contained in green tea can block the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines. The UMMC cites another population-based clinical study of human males that indicates green tea consumption maintains a lower total cholesterol level.
The polyphenols in green tea extract may prevent cancer, kill cancerous cells and inhibit the growth of cancer cells, according to emerging clinical studies cited by the UMMC. Animal, test tube and human clinical studies have been conducted on green tea's effects on preventing or treating many different types of cancers, include those of the bladder, breast, ovaries, colon, rectum, esophagus, lung, pancreas, prostate, skin and stomach. The UMMC points out that although some of the studies had mixed results, most indicated that green tea may reduce the risk of these cancers and slow or stop the growth of cancer cells. Some animal studies suggest that the flavonoids and caffeine contained in green tea are the source of the anti-cancer activity, says the Linus Pauling Institute.
Green tea contains concentrations of fluoride that are comparable to levels recommended by the U.S. government for municipal water supplies to prevent dental caries, or cavities, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. Green tea extract capsules can stop the growth of cavity-associated bacteria in the mouth. The Linus Pauling Institute points to a study of more than 6,000 teenagers in the U.K. that found that the teens who drank green tea had significantly less cavities than their non-green tea-drinking counterparts.
Green tea is probably best known for its benefits in weight loss. The UMMC points out the results of several clinical studies that indicate taking green tea extract capsules can speed up metabolism and burn fat in overweight and moderately obese people. The Linus Pauling Institute cites a 12-week clinical trial of 35 overweight men who were given oolong tea infused with green tea extract. The men taking the green tea extract demonstrated significant reductions in body weight and body fat compared to overweight men who consumed oolong tea alone, the Institute explains.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/116897-benefits-green-tea-extract-capsules/#ixzz2JWchCEXL