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Green tea compound again validated in the fight against cancer development

8/19/2014 - In matters of health and disease prevention, few things strike as much fear for many people as a diagnosis of cancer. This is especially true in the case of pancreatic cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease that has a survival rate of less than 5 percent after five years from diagnosis....

Recent findings reveal green tea treats acne

12/26/2012 - Recently, two studies were performed to measure the potential of green tea in acne treatment and the results give hope for those looking for an alternative. The findings of these recent studies show that when applied to the affected area, green tea can reduce sebum production, inflammation and bacterial...

Green tea shown to block carbohydrate breakdown to prevent blood glucose spikes

11/27/2012 - Rapidly changing levels of blood glucose as a response to eating a high carbohydrate meal is now widely recognized as a trigger for many chronic illnesses ranging from heart disease to cancer, metabolic dysfunction and diabetes. Researchers have uncovered a host of naturally occurring compounds that...

Scientists discover green tea boosts brain cell production, aids memory

9/13/2012 - If you think drinking green tea seems to make your thinking more clear, you probably aren't imagining it. Research just published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research reveals natural properties of green tea actually affect the generation of new brain cells linked to improved memory and...

Scientists discover how polyphenols in green tea may protect health of diabetics

8/17/2010 - Having a cup of tea involves a lot more than meets the eye -- and the taste buds. It turns out that many varieties of teas contain phytochemicals loaded with a host of health benefits. For example, as NaturalNews has previously reported, green tea in particular may help prevent and treat osteoporosis...

Green Tea and Breast Cancer Prevention: What the Experts Say

2/20/2009 - How effective is green tea at preventing, reversing or treating breast cancer? And can green tea help improve the outcome of chemotherapy for patients who choose chemical poisons as their treatment of choice? I searched through my library of natural health books and found the following quotes on...

Green Tea Nutrient EGCG Blocks Diabetes-Promoting Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup

2/19/2008 - While new research suggests that beverages containing high fructose corn syrup may increase a person's risk of contracting diabetes, the same study has also found evidence that a chemical in tea vastly counterbalances the cell-damaging effect of the sweetener. Researchers discovered that beverages...

Green tea extract may help prevent type-2 diabetes through improved glucose tolerance

10/10/2006 - A new study by DSM Nutritional Products shows that epigallocatechin gallate, commonly known as EGCG, improves glucose tolerance in diabetic rodents and could be a positive addition to dietary prevention of type 2 diabetes, if the results can be applied to humans. "To our knowledge, we provide the...

Green tea chemical shows protective effect against Huntington's disease

9/9/2006 - -- New research published in the September issue of the journal Human Molecular Genetics has shown that the green tea extract epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) may interfere with the accumulation of proteins in the brain that cause Huntington's disease. Huntington's disease is commonly thought to be...

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