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What are the benefits of green tea?

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hi can u tell the benifits of green tea.
Posted Sun, 8 Dec 2013 in Weight
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 13 minutes later
Brief Answer: Benefits are detailed below Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX The benefits of green tea are many. Several studies have proven the same. To let you know about it broadly, green tea contains polyphenols that are potent anti-oxidants. These are called Catechins. Epigallocatechin gallate (also known as EGCG) is the most active catechin. To come straight to your answer, the benefits are as below: - Prevents Atherosclerosis - lowers total cholesterol and raises HDL ("good") cholesterol - Prevents several cancers such as bladder, breast, ovarian, colo-rectal cancers - reduces the chances of inflammatory bowel disease - prevents Diabetes - Prevents liver disease - helps in weight loss Hope this answers your query. Regards,
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