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Polyphenolic tea catechins : health promotion, disease prevention and molecular mechanisms of action


Umar, Kabir Mustapha and Mohammed, Abdulkarim Sabo and Abdul Hamid, Azizah and Saari, Nazamid and Radu, Son (2012) Polyphenolic tea catechins : health promotion, disease prevention and molecular mechanisms of action. In: Natural Products and their Active Compounds on Disease Prevention. Food Science and Technology . Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA, pp. 269-278. ISBN 9781621001539


It is well documented that most natural products are enriched with bio-active components that have protective action. There is currently a growing body of evidence that supplementing the human diet with natural products is of major benefit for human health and well-being. Nowadays, the use of complementary/alternative medicine, functional food and especially the consumption of natural products have been increasing rapidly worldwide, mostly because of the supposedly less frequent side effects. Both in conventional and traditional medicines, natural products continue to provide valuable therapeutic agents. The issues regarding the efficacy and safety of currently available modern medicine agents have prompted the search for safer and more effective alternatives. This book focuses on implications of traditional and processed foods for health and disease prevention.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Keywords: Catechins; Polyphenols; Tea; Health and disease prevention
Depositing User: Suzila Mohamad Kasim
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2014 08:12
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 07:37
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/26278
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