Thursday, January 20, 2011

Green tea can indeed protect against breast cancer

Probably most women have heard the benefits of green tea for breast health. However, perhaps some still doubt its truth. Now the question has been answered. Compounds contained in green tea can indeed protect against breast cancer.

It was revealed from the initial study conducted by several researchers United States. In the experiment, they provide steeping green tea to the few mice, while others just get plain water.
Apparently, the mice that drank green tea benefit is encouraging. Decreasing breast tumor size and ferocity was reduced compared to mice that drank only plain water. In addition, the tumor mice that drank the tea and then grew more slowly and no longer attacking healthy cells.

Of course, these findings reinforce the notion that tea is very beneficial for women's breast health. You see, as observed so far in the countries that diligently consume green tea every day, female breast cancer rates are very low. For them, tea is considered as one of the healthy food.

In addition, the main researcher, Dr. Gail Sonenshein, even said that tea has absolutely no harmful side effects. Therefore, people should not be afraid to consume three to five cups of tea per day. There is no problem if people are diligent drinking green tea as a precautionary measure.

Lecturer in biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine was added, especially green tea may prevent breast cancer caused by environmental factors. However, he recommends that patients who are undergoing radiation or chemotherapy of breast cancer should consult with a physician before he tried to drink lots of tea.

According to a study published in the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, July 2001 edition, the content of polyphenol compounds in tea that is very much the role as a protector against cancer. Polyphenols belong to a powerful antioxidant. This compound will neutralize free radicals that cause cancer.

Their own free radicals are formed naturally in the body. These molecules can damage human cells. People suspect that this is one of the molecular causes of cancer, including various types of other diseases such as heart disease and aging.

According to these studies, green tea leaves that have been dried consists of 40% polyphenols. In addition to fighting breast cancer, these substances are also believed to reduce the risk of gastric cancer, lung, colon, rectum, liver, and pancreas.


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