Green tea extract alleviates kidney damage caused by diabetes

Therapeutic potential of (-)-epigallocatechin 3-O-gallate on renal damage in diabetic nephropathy model rats.

The present study investigated the effect of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG, a green tea compound) on kidney damage caused by diabetes. The experiments were performed with rats which were given EGCG for 50 days. The results suggested that EGCG alleviated kidney damage caused by diabetes. Further details can be found in the study.
Yamabe N, Yokozawa T, Oya T, Kim M. Therapeutic potential of (-)-epigallocatechin 3-O-gallate on renal damage in diabetic nephropathy model rats. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2006 Oct;319(1):228-36.



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