27 January 2013

Green tea curbs cancer?

New research carried out by the UCL Institute of Child Health and Brunel University has revealed that green tea can hold back the growth of cancer.

The study, based on a mouse model, shows that the use of catechins extracted from green tea leaves can suppress the growth of, one of the most fatal forms of childhood cancers (Neuroblastoma) by boosting the body’s own anti-tumour response. Sparks, the charity funding the study, hopes the research will lead to the development of less toxic treatments for children with cancer.

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