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Volume 19 No. 7 • December 2016


GREEN TEA PROTECTS KIDNEYS AGAINST AGE-ASSOCIATED DECLINE BY MAINTAINING NITRIC OXIDE BIOAVAILABILITY
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BY RESTORING AN OXIDATIVE STRESS REGULATOR YOU PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF ...

In diabetes, nephropathy (kidney failure) is a common and life-threatening complication. The loss of the kidney’s ability to filter plasma so that it retains some constituents and passes others on for excretion in the urine is reflected in albuminuria, where albumin, the protective blood protein, is excessively excreted in the urine; albuminuria is used as a measure of kidney failure.

BUT IT ALSO OCCURS IN AGING...

The loss of albumin is a serious complication of diabetes, but it also occurs in aging, though less severely, as the kidneys lose their ability to filter blood. Epidemiological data have consistently shown an increased mortality rate with lower levels of serum albumin. “In diseased populations as well as in the general population, it has been estimated that the odds of death increase by about 50% for each 2.5 g/l decrement in the initial albumin level. This association holds also for cardiovascular disease...” “It has been reported that serum albumin decreases with age...” (Bourdon, 1999) “A recent meta-analysis of studies in human subjects concluded that moderate consumption of GT [green tea] reduces the risk of cardiovascular events and stroke by enhancing endothelial-dependent vasodilation.” (Borges, 2016)

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