Green tea and bone metabolism
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Osteoporosis is a major health problem in both elderly women and men. Epidemiological evidence has shown an association between tea consumption and the prevention of age-related bone loss in elderly women and men. Ingestion of green tea and green tea bioactive compounds may be beneficial in mitigating bone loss of this population and decreasing their risk of osteoporotic fractures. This review describes the effect of green tea or its bioactive components on bone health, with an emphasis on (i) the prevalence and etiology of osteoporosis; (ii) the role of oxidative stress and antioxidants in osteoporosis; (iii) green tea composition and bioavailability; (iv) the effects of green tea and its active components on osteogenesis, osteoblastogenesis, and osteoclastogenesis from human epidemiological, animal, as well as cell culture studies; (v) possible mechanisms explaining the osteoprotective effects of green tea bioactive compounds; (vi) other bioactive components in tea that benefit bone health; and (vii) a summary and future direction of green tea and bone health research and the translational aspects. In general, tea and its bioactive components might decrease the risk of fracture by improving bone mineral density and supporting osteoblastic activities while suppressing osteoclastic activities.

Author(s): 
Shen, Chwan-Li
Yeh, James K.
Cao, Jay J.
Wang, Jia-Sheng
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Nutrition Research (New York, N.Y.)
Journal Abbreviation: 
Nutr Res
Publication Date: 
Jul 2009
Publication Year: 
2009
Pages: 
437-456
Volume: 
29
Issue: 
7
ISSN: 
1879-0739
DOI: 
10.1016/j.nutres.2009.06.008
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 19700031 PMCID: PMC2754215

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Chwan-Li Shen, James K. Yeh, Jay J. Cao and Jia-Sheng Wang. Jul 2009. "Green tea and bone metabolism." Nutrition Research (New York, N.Y.) 29: 7: 437-456. 10.1016/j.nutres.2009.06.008.

Wikipedia Citation

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