Sunday, 15 October 2017

Herbal Therapy: Green Tea, The #1 Functional Food for Prevention and Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome

Kyle J. Norton, Master of Nutrients
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The use of plants for healing purposes hasbeen predated long before the existence of modern medicine. Herbal plants have formed a fundamental source for conventional medicine in discovery of single ingredient medication, including aspirin (from willow bark), quinine (from cinchona bark), and morphine (from the opium poppy)......

A recent study conducted by renowned institute suggested that regular drinking of green tea may reduce risk of  prevalence of metabolic syndrome.

Green tea, a precious drink processes numbers of health benefit known to almost everyone in Asia and Western world. However, as yin in nature herbal medicine ,or food, long term injection of large amounts may obstruct the balance of yin-yang, induced "yin excessive syndrome" or "yang vacuity syndrome" including weaken immunity and painful case of GERD,... according to traditional Chinese medicine's Yin-Yang theory.

Metabolic syndrome is a biochemical and physiological factors associated with risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

In a cross-sectional population-based survey including 8,821 adults (51.4% female) conducted in Krakow, Poland., both coffee and tea drinker showed a negatively associated with MetS (OR 0.75, 95% CI 0.66, 0.86 and OR 0.79, 95% CI 0.67, 0.92, respectively).

The study also found that high tea consumers had lower BMI, waist circumference, but moderated decreased diastolic blood pressure,  as well as negatively correlated central obesity and fasting plasma glucose in women, but not in men, in compared low drinker, 

Other, in the study of dietary polyphenols, a major compound found in green tea including 8821 adults (51.4 % female), using food frequency questionnaires and matching food consumption data with the Phenol-Explorer database.conducted in Kraków, Poland, dietary polyphenol intake in the highest quartile was associated inversely to the development of MetS (OR 0.80; 95 % CI 0.64, 0.98 and OR 0.70; 95 % CI 0.56, 0.86 for both men and women, respectively).
Dietary polyphenols in high quality showed a negative association of WC, blood pressure, high lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglycerides in women, and fasting plasma glucose in both gender..

Dr. Grosso G, the lead author said, "(Depending to types of polyphenols) phenolic acids and stilbenes were significantly associated with MetS; lignans and stilbenes with WC; phenolic acids with blood pressure and triglycerides; and flavonoids with fasting plasma glucose" and " Among specific subclasses of polyphenols, hydroxycinnamic acids, flavanols, and dihydrochalcones had the most relevant role."

In support the role of used of polyphenol for treatment of Metabolic syndrome, in a total of 2725 participants free of hypertension at baseline tested for blood pressure or taking hypertensive medication within the last 2 weeks at 2-4-year follow-up visit was conducted by the Integrated Cancer Registry of Catania-Messina-Siracusa-Enna, researchers showed that diet of highest quartile of total polyphenol intake was associated with 31% decreased risk of hypertension compared with the lowest intake (OR 0.69, 95% CI 0.48, 0.98) in women with no significant association in men.

The study also stated that most influential phytochemicals in reduced risk and treatment of metabolic syndrome ingredients are phenolic acids, hydroxycynnamic acids as they showed a independently associated to lower odds of hypertension (OR 0.66, 95% CI 0.47, 0.93) in comparison to others.

Taking together, green tea with major chemical compounds of polyphenol  may be used as functional foods in prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome.

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(1) Association of daily coffee and tea consumption and metabolic syndrome: results from the Polish arm of the HAPIEE study by Grosso G1,2, Stepaniak U3, Micek A3, Topor-Mądry R3, Pikhart H4, Szafraniec K3, Pająk A3.(PubMed)
(2) Dietary polyphenols are inversely associated with metabolic syndrome in Polish adults of the HAPIEE study by Grosso G1,2, Stepaniak U3, Micek A3, Stefler D4, Bobak M4, Pająk A3.(PubMed)
(3) Dietary polyphenol intake and risk of hypertension in the Polish arm of the HAPIEE study by Grosso G1,2, Stepaniak U3, Micek A3, Kozela M3, Stefler D4, Bobak M4, Pajak A3.(PubMed)

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