Pneumonia is a lung infection caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. The disease may be contagious, as it can spread from person to person, depending to types infectious pathogens.
However, pneumonia induced by fungal passed from the environment to human is not contagious from person to person.
Green tea is a precious drink processed numbers of health benefit known to almost everyone in Asia and the Western world.
In the investigation of green tea bioactive polyphenol catechins activity in the inhibition of infectious agents, researchers at the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine launched a population-based cohort study, with follow-up from 1995 to 2006, using the database of National Health Insurance beneficiaries in Japan (19,079 men and 21,493 women aged 40-79 y).
According to the review, after 12 years of follow up, researchers found that participants who drink <1, 1-2 cups/d, 3-4 and > or =5 cups/d expressed a reduced risk of the hazard of 1, 0.59, 0.55, 0.53, respectively.
Further analysis to confirm the inhibitory effects of tea polyphenols on Chlamydia trachomatis and C. pneumonia. In vitro, researchers at the Saitama Medical School, Iruma conducted an experiment of injection of tea polyphenols, Polyphenon 70S into Chlamydial strains including C. trachomatis D/UW-3/Cx and L(2)/434/Bu, and C. pneumonia AR-39 and AC-43 strains cultivated in cells and HL cells.
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(1) Green tea and death from pneumonia in Japan: the Ohsaki cohort study by Watanabe I1, Kuriyama S, Kakizaki M, Sone T, Ohmori-Matsuda K, Nakaya N, Hozawa A, Tsuji I.(PubMed)
(2) In vitro inhibitory effects of tea polyphenols on the proliferation of Chlamydia trachomatis and Chlamydia pneumoniae by Yamazaki T1, Inoue M, Sasaki N, Hagiwara T, Kishimoto T, Shiga S, Ogawa M, Hara Y, Matsumoto T.(PubMed)
(3) Epigallocatechin gallate suppresses Chlamydia pneumoniae mediated IgE responses in peripheral blood mononuclear cells: a pilot study by Smith-Norowitz TA1, Chotikanatis K, Tam E, Norowitz YM, Joks R, Durkin HG, Hammerschlag MR, Kohlhoff S.(PubMed)
(4) Protective effects of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate against TNF-α-induced lung inflammation via ROS-dependent ICAM-1 inhibition by Lee IT1, Lin CC, Lee CY, Hsieh PW, Yang CM. (PubMed)