Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Green Tea might Kill Cancer Cells

A Molecular Nutrition and Food Reasearch study at Pennsylvania State University has produced exciting results. They found that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) found in green tea killed cancerous cells while leaving non-cancerous cells alone. Dr. Lambert, the author of the study even explains that the ECGC actually strengthened normal cells' defense mechanisms. More human clinical data is needed before prevention of oral cancer can be claimed. Oral cancer kills over 8,000 American per year so future human clinical trials should be expected. Read more details about the green tea killing oral cancer cells below.
This is the latest research to tap green tea as a potential cancer-fighter.
Oral cancer and green tea were first linked in a 2002 study that found that green tea could induce cancer cell death, and suggested “regular consumption of green tea could be beneficial in the prevention of oral cancer.” In these latest findings, the study authors determined that a compound in green tea triggers a process in the cancerous cells’ mitochondria that leads to early cell death. 
SRC: Read more about this Penn State Study at: www.yahoo.com/health/green-tea-may-zap-cancer-cells-in-your-mouth-109500145432.html

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