Definition of catechin
: a crystalline flavonoid compound C15H14O6 or its derivatives having antioxidant properties and used in dyeing and tanning
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A 2011 meta-analysis published in Obesity Reviews found that supplementation with catechins and caffeine mixtures increased energy expenditure by an average of 100 calories a day.
And while all the plants in the genus Camellia can produce catechin and caffeine, the species commonly used for tea (sinensis) expresses those particular genes at a much higher levels.
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Origin and Etymology of catechin
International Scientific Vocabulary catechu + 1-in
First Known Use: 1853See Words from the same year
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