Cancer Prevention News

Subscribe to the
Glutathione Report

Ultimate Cancer Breakthroughs™
Ultimate Cancer Breakthroughs™

The ONLY Guide To Alternative Cancer Treatments You'll Ever Need!

Breakthrough Natural Cancer Treatments
Breakthrough Natural Cancer Treatments
Over 350 existing natural and alternative cancer treatments

Your Diet and Cancer
Your Diet and Cancer
60-70% of cancers are due to dietary factors

Green Tea Extract
Green tea is a potent cancer-fighter


Monday, March 14, 2005

How Green Tea Prevents Cancer

Researchers have identified a possible mechanism by which green tea may protect against prostate and other cancers.

Researchers working with prostate cancer cells have shown that applying the active ingredient in tea called, green tea polyphenols (GTP), to the cells in different concentrations proportionally reduced the production level or expression of a protein called Bcl-XL. Bcl-XL protects cancers cells from programmed cell death or apoptosis. The GTP reduced the concentration of Bcl-Xl and made the cancer cells more vulnerable.

Another study found that found that polyphenols target molecular pathways that shut down the proliferation and spread of tumor cells, as well as slow the growth of tumor nurturing blood vessels. Consumption of green tea polyphenols (GTP) led to reduced levels of IGF-1 (insulin growth factor). Increased levels of IGF-1 are associated with increased risk of several cancers, such as prostate, breast, lung and colon.

A Japanese study of breast cancer patients found that women who drank more than five cups of green tea daily had a lower recurrence rate and longer disease-free survival than women who drank fewer than four cups daily.
<< Home

Google
 
Web cancerpreventionnews.com

Omega 3 Fats | Natural Health Remedies

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. We makes no claim that the products featured are anything other than dietary supplements designed to improve nutrition and general well-being. They are not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any diseases and do not substitute for a doctor's care or for proven therapy. The information here is not provided by medical professionals and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Please consult your physician before beginning any course of treatment.

This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content, software, or the privacy practices such Web sites. The Linked Sites are provided for your convenience only and you access them at your own risk.