Tea in Health and Disease Prevention

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While there have been many claims of the benefits of teas through the years, and while there is nearly universal agreement that drinking tea can benefit health, there is still a concern over whether the lab-generated results are representative of real-life benefit, what the risk of toxicity might be, and what the effective-level thresholds are for various purposes. Clearly there are still questions about the efficacy and use of tea for health benefit.

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Overview

While there have been many claims of the benefits of teas through the years, and while there is nearly universal agreement that drinking tea can benefit health, there is still a concern over whether the lab-generated results are representative of real-life benefit, what the risk of toxicity might be, and what the effective-level thresholds are for various purposes. Clearly there are still questions about the efficacy and use of tea for health benefit.

This book presents a comprehensive look at the compounds in black, green, and white teas, their reported benefits (or toxicity risks) and also explores them on a health-condition specific level, providing researchers and academics with a single-volume resource to help in identifying potential treatment uses. No other book on the market considers all the varieties of teas in one volume, or takes the disease-focused approach that will assist in directing further research and studies.

* Interdisciplinary presentation of material assists in identifying potential cross-over benefits and similarities between tea sources and diseases

* Assists in identifying therapeutic benefits for new product development

*Includes coverage and comparison of the most important types of tea – green, black and white

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123849373
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Pages: 1612
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Victor R. Preedy, PhD DSc CBiol FIBiol FRCPath FRIPH FRSH FRSPH is currently a Professor in the Department of Dietetics, King's College London and Honorary Professor in Clinical Biochemistry, King's College Hospital and Director of the Genomics Centre, Kings College London. He directs studies regarding nutrition, and clinical biochemistry. Professor Preedy graduated in 1974 from the University of Aston with a Combined Honours Degree in Biology and Physiology with Pharmacology. He gained his PhD in 1981, in the field of Nutrition and Metabolism, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. Between 1988 until 1999 he was associated with the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at King’s College Hospital. He was a Reader in Clinical Biochemistry between 1992 and 2002. In 1992, he received his Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists, based on his published works and in 1993 he gained a DSc degree for his outstanding contribution to protein metabolism. At the time, he was one of the university's youngest recipients of this distinguished award. Professor Preedy was elected as a Fellow to the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. Since then he has been elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (2004), The Royal Institute of Public Health (2004) and The Royal Society of Public Health (2009). Professor Preedy has published over 550 articles, which includes over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research and 90 reviews as well as 35 books or volumes.
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Table of Contents

Part I: Tea, Tea Drinking and Composition PART II: Non-Comellia Sinensis Teas and tea types

Part III: Manufacturing and processing aspects

Part Iv: Nutritional Aspects

PART v: General Protective Aspects of Tea Related Compounds

5.1 Biochemistry, metabolism and general effects

5.2 Cancer and cell division and cycles

5.3 Cardiovascular, hepato-intestinal and other organ systems

PART vi: Specific Tea Components and Effects on Tissue and Organ Systems

6.1 Biochemistry, metabolism and general effects

6.2 Cancer and cell division and cycles

6.3 Cardiovascular, hepato-intestinal and other organ systems

part vii: Adverse effects of tea and tea related products

PART Viii: Comparison of Tea and Coffee in Disease

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