Green Tea Antioxidants More Bioavailable Than Thought?

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Posted on 25th January 2010 by admin in Super Health

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The bioavailability of antioxidant catechins from green tea may be more than previously thought, says a new study from Italy.

By taking into account metabolites called colonic ring fission metabolites the bioavailability of green tea flavan-3-ol and related compounds is almost 40 per cent, a lot higher than the 4 per cent reported earlier, according to findings published in Nutrition.

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