Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in men in the United States. Nearly 200,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. In 2008, the FDA found benefits from green tea in treating prostate cancer to be inconclusive. This prompted researchers at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center to conduct a new […]
A nutrient in green tea could have a major impact on the brain cell damage that leads to Alzheimer’s disease, according to the results of a new study carried out by scientists at Kings College in London, England.
The Wolfson Centre for Age Related Diseases, headed by Dr Robert Williams, examined the effects of epicatechin, […]
This year, almost 12,000 cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed in America Scientists are testing an extract made from green tea to see if the compound can help women with persistent HPV clear the virus. Green tea contains a group of chemicals, called catechins. They have found a way to extract these catechins […]
According to Japanese scientists, drinking five cups of green tea a day could help women reduce the risk of developing stomach cancer by up to 20%. In a study of almost 220,000 people of both genders over the age of 40, the researchers found over a long-term period that about four in five of the […]
In a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, components of green tea were found to actually protect bladder cells from damage in a culture. The reason this is possible is likely due to the incredible potency of the antioxidants found in green tea. It is these antioxidants […]
The popularity of green tea is steadily increasing thanks to many high profile stars in Hollywood. Celebrities are now using green tea to jumpstart their weight loss plans. Green tea is now becoming the beverage of choice and replacing inferior beverages like coffee and black tea. The green tea weight loss comes from the boost in metabolism found in green tea. As an added bonus, green tea is known to heal skin. This rejuvenation of skin leads to less wrinkles all over the body. One cup of green tea after a meal helps you metabolize your food more quickly and lose more weight. The polyphenols in green tea helps to digest fatty deposits in your body. Tooth decay is prevented because of the fluoride in green tea. Saves you some trips to the dentist’s office!
There is another benefit of green tea to add to the list! A green tea diet can actually help prevent skin cancer among other types of cancer. A researcher from UAB (The University of Alabama at Birmingham) named Santosh Katiyar, Ph.D has been studying the effects of green tea on the body, externally and internally. There is a claim that skin cancer can be prevented with daily green tea consumption. The polyphenols contain EGCG which can shield the skin from intense ultraviolet damage and tumor formation on the epidermis(fancy word for skin). Who knew that the polyphenols in green tea could actually stop skin damage. I wonder if it can stop sunburns. I’ll have to bring plenty of green tea the next time I go to the beach.
In 2004, a team of scientists had administered a laboratory research study of the influence of EGCG on leukemia cells. The findings can be found in the 2004 edition of the journal Blood. It had been considered that the green tea extract exterminated the destructive leukemia cells.
Another research study regarding green tea extract studied […]