Tea leaves contain compounds called polyphenols or natural chemicals that include catechins. Catechins like EGCG and ECG have been found to possess antioxidant properties which may prevent cancer by reducing DNA damage and by blocking the growth and invasion of tumor cells. A new study demonstrates that women who drink green tea may be less likely to develop certain types of cancers in the digestive system. Researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center led by Sarah Nechuta, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor of Medicine, report that regular consumption of green tea reduces the risk of developing cancer of the esophagus, stomach, colon, and […]Continue reading Green Tea Reduces Risk of Digestive System Cancers
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