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Health Experts Advise: Avoid Green Tea Once For All

Green Tea Introduction Green tea is a popular and commonly consumed drink and its extract is found in many herbal and dietary supplements (HDS). Green tea extract and, more rarely, ingestion of large amounts of green tea have been implicated in cases of clinically apparent acute liver injury, including instances of acute liver failure and either need for urgent liver transplantation or death. Background Both green tea and black tea are produced from the leaves of the Chinese tea tree Camellia sinensis. Green tea, unlike black tea, is unfermented, which helps to preserve its antioxidant polyphenolic catechols. Green tea has long been believed to have health-restoring properties and its ingredients have antioxidant activity. For this reason, extracts of green tea have been used as an herbal medication alone and in combination with other herbals and dietary supplements which are purported to improve health, prevent cancer and heart disease, decrease serum lipid levels, promote weight loss