This study examined the effects of the green tea extract epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) on liver fibrosis (development of scar tissue in the liver). The experiments were performed using cells and rats. The results demonstrated that the administration of EGCG can be useful in the treatment and prevention of liver fibrosis. Further details can be found in the study.
Mao-Chuan Zhen, Qian Wang, Xiao-Hui Huang, Liang-Qi Cao, Xi-Ling Chen, Kai Sun, Yun-Jian Liu, Wen Li, Long-Juan Zhang