Antibacterial and Antioxidative Activity of Tea

  • Yukiaki Kuroda
  • Yukihiko Hara


In the human body the energy necessary for living is produced by the burning of nutrients in the body using oxygen from the air inhaled through respiration. Some of the oxygens taken into the body, however, change as a result of metabolic processes or organisms exposed to natural radiation or UV-irradiation to superoxide which is a dangerous substance. The superoxide thus produced destroys cells in the body, inactivates many enzymes and alters the DNA and RNA of genes. When superoxides combine with lipids in the body superoxide lipids are produced, and these may initiate carcinomas and genetic diseases, weaken immunological activity, lead to various diseases related to aging, and shorten the lifespan.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yukiaki Kuroda
    • 1
  • Yukihiko Hara
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of GeneticsShizuokaJapan
  2. 2.Tokyo Food Techno Co., Ltd.TokyoJapan

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