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More Cancer-Killing Compounds Found in Green Tea

More Cancer-Killing Compounds Found in Green Tea

Green tea has long been studied for its anti-cancer effects with positive results.  But, new research published in the journal Cancer Science found there are two more reasons to drink green tea.

Many past studies of green tea have shown the effectiveness of on one particular nutrient called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).  But, in this exciting new study, researchers tested EGCG along with two additional plant nutrients found in green tea:  catechins catechin gallate (CG), and epicatechin gallate (ECG) against one of the most deadly types of cancer—pancreatic cancer.  They tested the three nutrients’ ability to suppress cancer tumor growth and the inflammatory activity found in pancreatic tumor cells.

The results were impressive:  researchers found that ECGC effectively slowed tumor growth and reduced the cellular inflammation.  Even more impressive, the two other nutrients:  CG and ECG were substantially more effective than EGCG at halting the growth of tumors and reducing inflammation.

Their research may be helpful for those suffering from pancreatic (or potentially other) types of cancer but also in the prevention of cancer.  While there are benefits of supplementing with EGCG, it may be better to drink green tea regularly to benefit from its many phytonutrients, not just the best known one.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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7:45PM PDT on May 14, 2013

Thank you for the important information!

4:20PM PST on Jan 6, 2013

Thank you Michelle, for Sharing this!

2:32AM PDT on Apr 7, 2012

Valuable information.

2:34PM PDT on Oct 27, 2011

another good article. Thank you.

4:54AM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

Thanks for the article.

4:53AM PDT on Sep 25, 2011


10:39PM PDT on Sep 23, 2011

Great! Drink up, everyone! :0)

2:01PM PDT on Aug 13, 2011

I drink a lot of green tea,

11:04AM PDT on Aug 12, 2011


1:41PM PDT on Jun 27, 2011

The more I read about the goof things about green tew, the more I'm convinced to buy only green tea. Thanks for the info.

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