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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 107-114
Probable benefits of green tea with genetic implications


1 Department of Oral Pathology, Career Dental College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Career Dental College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, AIMST University, Bedong 08100, Malaysia
4 Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, AIMST University, Bedong 08100, Malaysia

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Khushboo Gupta
Faculty of Dentistry, AIMST University, Bedong 08100, Kedah
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.203758

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Tea is produced from the Camellia sinensis plant and can generally be divided into categories based on how they are processed. In general, green tea that is unfermented C. sinensis has been considered superior to black tea in health benefits. It contains a unique set of catechins that possess biological activity as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative, which is potentially significant to the prevention and treatment of various forms of diseases. Oral cavity oxidative stress and inflammation, consequent cigarettes due to nicotine and acrolein, may be reduced in the presence of green tea polyphenols. In addition, green tea polyphenols can close down halitosis through modification of odorant sulfur components. Usually, green tea defends healthy cells from malignant transformation and locally has the ability to induce apoptosis in oral cancer cells. In unison, there is an increasing implication in the health benefits of green tea in the field of oral health. This review will cover recent findings on the therapeutic properties and anticancer health benefits of green tea.


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