Saturday, June 06, 2009

Green tea for cancer prevention

Health News has a concise rundown on green tea and cancer prevention, written by Dr. Cary A. Presant, MD:

[The green tea polyphenol] EGCG was shown to induce programmed cell death (apoptosis) in cancer cells growing in culture, and also reduce cancer cell growth in test tubes. It also was found to reduce growth receptors on cancer cells, so that cancer cells could not grow in response to chemicals that stimulate cancer cell reproduction.

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