This study evaluated the effects of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG, a compound found in green tea) on liver fibrosis, which is the development of scar tissue in the liver in response to injury or disease. The experiments were performed with rats. The results showed that EGCG can be useful in the prevention and treatment of liver fibrosis. More details can be found in the study.
Yoichi Yasuda, Masahito Shimizu, Hiroyasu Sakai, Junpei Iwasa, Masaya Kubota, Seiji Adachi, Yosuke Osawa, Hisashi Tsurumi, Yukihiko Hara, Hisataka Moriwaki