Effects of regular ingestion of black tea on haemostasis and cell adhesion molecules in humans

Jonathan Hodgson, Ian Puddey, Trevor Mori, Valerie Burke, R. Baker, Lawrence Beilin

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the effects in humans of regular ingestion of black tea on haemostasis-related variables and cell adhesion molecules.Design: Twenty-two subjects were recruited from the general population to a randomised-controlled crossover study. Subjects stopped drinking tea, apart from that provided, for the duration of the study. During a 4-week baseline period all subjects drank 5 cups/day (250 ml) of hot water. The effects of 5 cups/day of black tea for 4 weeks were then compared with hot water. Platelet aggregation in response to three doses of collagen and ADP, plasma concentrations of coagulation and fibrinolytic factors (fibrinogen, factor VII, tPA, PAI-1) and plasma concentrations of cell adhesion molecules (soluble P-selectin, E-selectin, ICAM-1, VCAM-1) were assessed twice, one week apart, at the end of each period. Twenty-four hour urinary concentration of 4-O-methylgallic acid (4OMGA), assessed once at the end of each period, was used as a marker of black tea polyphenol intake.Results: The 24 It urinary excretion of 4OMGA was increased during regular ingestion of black tea in comparison to hot water (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)881-886
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume55
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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