Below are noted potential benefits of specific amounts of GT catechins containing about 270 mg (equivalent to 4 cups of green tea depending on brewing time, harvest, etc.): ability to inhibit angiogenesis and to impair cell cycle progression (both actions may help ward off cancer growth); shown to induce glutathione S-transferase and to decrease the production of reactive oxygen species (or free radicals) thus demonstrating antioxidant qualities and possible reasons for its purported cardioprotective qualities, including lower LDL cholesterol in regular tea drinkers. Additionally, EGCG, at least in animal studies, has been shown to significantly decrease blood glucose, suggesting a potential role as an anti-diabetic agent.
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