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Scientific Articles

Research on green tea and its affects has been conducted for many years in Japan, but scientists in other countries are also beginning to focus on unlocking the secrets of green tea. Fortunately, most of the Japanese studies and those from other countries have results published in English in peer-reviewed journals. While not all academic journals are freely available, for those interested in seeing firsthand the studies relating to green tea, we offer a selected bibliography.

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Cooper, R., Morre, D.J., & Morre, D.M. (2005). Medical benefits of green tea: Part II. Review of anticancer properties. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 11(4), 639-652.

Dulloo, A.G., Duret, C., Rohrer, D., Girardier, L., Mensi, N., Fathi, M. Chantre, P., & Vadermander, J. (1999). Efficacy of a green tea extract rich in catechin polyphenols and caffeine in increasing 24-h energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humans. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 70(6), 1040-1045.

Leenen, R., Roodenburg, A.J., Tijburg, L.B., & Wiseman, S.A. (2000). A single dose of tea with or without milk increases plasma antioxidant activity in humans. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 54(1), 87-92.

Maeda-Yamamoto, M. (2013). Human clinical studies of tea polyphenols in allergy or life style-related diseases. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 19, 6148-6155.

Michels, M.J.M. (2000). Teas, Herbal Teas, and Coffee. In B.M. Lund, T.C. Baird-Parker, & G.W. Gould (Eds.), The Microbiological Safety and Quality of Food (960-972). Gaithersburg, Maryland: Aspen Publishers, Inc.

Murase, T., Nagasawa, A., Suzuki, J., Hase, T., & Tokimitsu, I. (2002). Beneficial effects of tea catechins on diet-induced obesity: stimulation of lipid-catabolism in the liver. International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, 26(11), 1459-1464.

Wolfram, S. (2007). Effects of green tea and EGCG on cardiovascular and metabolic health. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 26(4), 373S-388S.