Can Tea Prevent or Cure Cancer?

Posted by Trupti Shirole on Tue, Jan 18, 2011  
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Here is good news for all the tea lovers as latest research has shown that Green tea can cure cancer or help in the prevention of cancer like- lung cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, skin cancer, stomach cancer, uterine cancer, esophageal cancer and pancreatic cancer.

 

Drinking tea seems to have originated in Asia about 5000 years back.

 

Green tea is full of antioxidants. About 1/3 of dry green tea is composed of antioxidants called Catechins. These antioxidants helps fight the destruction caused by the free radicals and boosts cardiovascular health, organ health, helps lose weight and helps fight infections.


The Catechins help fight against cancer.

 
They slow down the tumor growth (reduce the size and spread of existing tumors) and protect the body from toxic agents that cause cancer (like Dihydrofolate reductase- DHFR. Green tea binds with DHFR and inhibits tumor cell growth and leads to tumor cell death). These Catechins also prevent the genetic destruction caused by cancer and chemotherapy.


Thus these facts about
green tea’s cancer prevention ability are promising when used with traditional treatments.

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