Monday, June 11, 2007

Green tea prevents bladder inflammation

I previously wrote about a study showing that green tea may help fight bladder cancer.

While we're on the subject of bladders, another study shows that green tea catechins also protect the bladder from inflammation. This opens the door to using green tea as a treatment for inflammatory bladder diseases, which affect millions of Americans each year.

The two catechins in which this anti-inflammatory effect was observed were epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and epicatechin gallate (ECG). Of these, EGCG is found only in green tea.

It looks so welcoming... I think I'll brew up a cup right now!

—Mellow Monk

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