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Green Tea and Skin Photoprotection
By: Santosh Katiyar and Craig Elmets, Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Posted: May 6, 2003, from the September 2001 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries.
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- From Cosmetics & Toiletries
- September 2001 issue, pg 69
- 7 pages
- green tea polyphenols
- skin photoprotection
- solar ultraviolet radiation
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Because of its characteristic flavor and pharmacological properties, tea (Camellia sinensis) is, after water, the most popular beverage consumed worldwide. Tea is manufactured from the leaf and bud of the plant and is commercially available in two main forms: green and black.1-4 Of the total tea production, about 80% is consumed as black tea, primarily in Western countries and some Asian countries, while about 20% is consumed as green tea, mostly in Asian countries.1-4
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