Friday, May 14, 2010

Green tea knocks leukemia for a loop

A study done at the Mayo Clinic showed that the polyphenol EGCG — which is found only in green tea — is effective against a form of leukemia.

Another medical researcher who has published research on green tea's anti-leukemia effects is Dr. Shunro Sonoda, who is interviewed in part 5 of the documentary "Kyushu, Where Japan's Green Tea Grows."

(The documentary also features a Mellow Monk tea buyer traveling through the mountains of Kyushu in search of delectable green tea.)

And of course, fighting leukemia is only one of the many, many health benefits of green tea that the medical community is discovering.

Did I also mention that green tea tastes great, too?

Doctor Sonoda is in.

—Mellow Monk


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