Table 5

Changes in MED after 4 weeks of green tea polyphenol/placebo treatment

Data are expressed as ratios of the post-treatment values to those obtained at baseline.

Placebo (n = 8)800 mg EGCG once daily (n = 8)800 mg EGCG as Polyphenon E once daily (n = 8)400 mg EGCG twice daily (n = 8)400 mg EGCG as Polyphenon E twice daily (n = 8)
MED (after/before)1.09 ± 0.08a1.15 ± 0.111.11 ± 0.141.07 ± 0.081.08 ± 0.09
  • a Mean ± SD.