Study suggests green tea catechins EGCG and ECG may boost oxidative stress

Based on prior studies, green tea catechins have been found to be beneficial in promoting a longer life. According to experts at ETH Zurich, green tea catechins may promote oxidative stress.

The authors publicized their findings in the journal Aging.

As published by the authors: “We have designed the current study to investigate the impact and to unveil the target of the most abundant green tea catechins, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and epicatechin gallate (ECG).”

“We have designed the current study to investigate the impact and to unveil the target of the most abundant green tea catechins, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and epicatechin gallate (ECG),” the authors also explained.

In the findings, it was shown that ECG and EGCG, which belond to the group of polyphenols, increases oxidative stress with a subsequent impact of heightening defensive capabilities of the organism. Catechins found in green tea can lead to longer life, researchers suggest.

“Green tea catechins are associated with a delay in aging,” the study’s authors stated in their news release.

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