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The efficacy of black tea in ameliorating endothelial function is equivalent to that of green tea.
Br J Nutr 2008; 99(4):863-8BJ

Abstract

Consumption of tea has been shown to improve endothelial function. It is assumed that catechins are the tea components responsible for these beneficial effects. In black tea, catechin concentrations are significantly lower than in green tea. The present study was designed to compare green and black tea with regard to amelioration of endothelial function. Endothelial function in response to both teas was assessed in bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAEC) and rat aortic rings. To elucidate whether these findings are also applicable to humans, flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and nitro-mediated dilation (NMD) were assessed by ultrasound in twenty-one healthy women before and 2 h after consumption of green and black tea (2 h of FMD and NMD), in comparison with water (control). In BAEC, green and black tea significantly increased endothelial NO synthase activity to the same extent. Similarly, both teas induced comparable endothelial-dependent vasodilation in rat aortic rings. In human subjects, ingestion of green and black tea led to significant increases in FMD: from 5.4 (sd 2.3) to 10.2 (sd 3) % (baseline-adjusted difference (BAD) for 2 h of FMD, green tea v. water: 5.0 (95 % CI 3.0, 7.0) %; P < 0.001) and from 5 (sd 2.6) to 9.1 (sd 3.6) % (BAD for 2 h of FMD, black tea v. water: 4.4 (95 % CI 2.3, 6.5) %; P < 0.001), respectively. The increase in FMD was not significantly different between the two tea preparations (BAD for 2 h of FMD, green tea v. black tea: 0.66 (95 % CI - 0.76, 2.09) %; P = 0.36). NMD did not vary between any of the groups. In conclusion, green and black tea are equally effective in improving endothelial function.

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Medizinische Klinik mit Schwerpunkt Kardiologie und Angiologie, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Mitte, Schumannstrasse 20-21, D-10117 Berlin, Germany.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17916273

Citation

Jochmann, Nicoline, et al. "The Efficacy of Black Tea in Ameliorating Endothelial Function Is Equivalent to That of Green Tea." The British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 99, no. 4, 2008, pp. 863-8.
Jochmann N, Lorenz M, Krosigk Av, et al. The efficacy of black tea in ameliorating endothelial function is equivalent to that of green tea. Br J Nutr. 2008;99(4):863-8.
Jochmann, N., Lorenz, M., Krosigk, A. v., Martus, P., Böhm, V., Baumann, G., ... Stangl, V. (2008). The efficacy of black tea in ameliorating endothelial function is equivalent to that of green tea. The British Journal of Nutrition, 99(4), pp. 863-8.
Jochmann N, et al. The Efficacy of Black Tea in Ameliorating Endothelial Function Is Equivalent to That of Green Tea. Br J Nutr. 2008;99(4):863-8. PubMed PMID: 17916273.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The efficacy of black tea in ameliorating endothelial function is equivalent to that of green tea. AU - Jochmann,Nicoline, AU - Lorenz,Mario, AU - Krosigk,Amélie von, AU - Martus,Peter, AU - Böhm,Volker, AU - Baumann,Gert, AU - Stangl,Karl, AU - Stangl,Verena, Y1 - 2007/10/05/ PY - 2007/10/6/pubmed PY - 2008/5/7/medline PY - 2007/10/6/entrez SP - 863 EP - 8 JF - The British journal of nutrition JO - Br. J. Nutr. VL - 99 IS - 4 N2 - Consumption of tea has been shown to improve endothelial function. It is assumed that catechins are the tea components responsible for these beneficial effects. In black tea, catechin concentrations are significantly lower than in green tea. The present study was designed to compare green and black tea with regard to amelioration of endothelial function. Endothelial function in response to both teas was assessed in bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAEC) and rat aortic rings. To elucidate whether these findings are also applicable to humans, flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and nitro-mediated dilation (NMD) were assessed by ultrasound in twenty-one healthy women before and 2 h after consumption of green and black tea (2 h of FMD and NMD), in comparison with water (control). In BAEC, green and black tea significantly increased endothelial NO synthase activity to the same extent. Similarly, both teas induced comparable endothelial-dependent vasodilation in rat aortic rings. In human subjects, ingestion of green and black tea led to significant increases in FMD: from 5.4 (sd 2.3) to 10.2 (sd 3) % (baseline-adjusted difference (BAD) for 2 h of FMD, green tea v. water: 5.0 (95 % CI 3.0, 7.0) %; P < 0.001) and from 5 (sd 2.6) to 9.1 (sd 3.6) % (BAD for 2 h of FMD, black tea v. water: 4.4 (95 % CI 2.3, 6.5) %; P < 0.001), respectively. The increase in FMD was not significantly different between the two tea preparations (BAD for 2 h of FMD, green tea v. black tea: 0.66 (95 % CI - 0.76, 2.09) %; P = 0.36). NMD did not vary between any of the groups. In conclusion, green and black tea are equally effective in improving endothelial function. SN - 0007-1145 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17916273/The_efficacy_of_black_tea_in_ameliorating_endothelial_function_is_equivalent_to_that_of_green_tea_ L2 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S0007114507838992/type/journal_article DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -