Green Tea and Skin Photoprotection

Green Tea and Skin Photoprotection

May 6, 2003 | By: Santosh Katiyar and Craig Elmets, Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Title: Green Tea and Skin Photoprotection
green tea polyphenolsx epigallocatechin-3-gallatex skin photoprotectionx solar ultraviolet radiationx
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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