Research: Green tea extract ups detoxification enzyme levels

08/21/2007 | Reuters

Nonsmoking patients who took daily doses of concentrated green tea compounds called epigallocatechin gallate had an increased production of glutathione S-transferase enzymes, which help fight cancer-causing compounds, a study reports. The investigation found that after taking 200 mg of the green tea extract daily for four weeks, GST enzymes increased by 80% in subjects with the lowest GST levels when the study began.

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