Tea in Health and Disease Prevention

Edited by

  • Victor Preedy, Department of Dietetics, King's College London, UK

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.


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Nutritionists, Food microbiologists and toxicologists, food scientists and technologists, and pharmacologists


Book information

  • Published: October 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-384937-3

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