Green Tea Benefit - Prevents Cancer
by Ji Wu
methotrexate, which is a cancer drug. The research result shows how EGCG slow or
kills cancer cells, just the same as drugs do.

Any Evidence for Anti - Cancer Ability of Green Tea?

Purdue University researchers Dorothy Morre and D. James Morre found EGCG in
1998. Their research results were presented at the 38th annual meeting of the
American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco. The results showed green tea are
rich in EGCG. The concentrations are high enough to induce anti-cancer effects and
inhabit growth of cancer growth in the body. She also suggested drinking green tea
more than four cups a day. It could provide enough of the active compound to
inhabit growth of cancer cells.

In 2003, graduate student Christine Palermo and adviser Thomas Gasiewicz, Ph.D did
another experiment to prove anti-cancer ability green tea. This experiment is a little
complicated. They measure the effects of the aryl hydrocarbon (AH) receptor which
is a molecule that frequently is harmful to body. They isolated the chemicals of green
tea to test. Finally, they found two substances in green tea can inhabit AH activity,
which are epigallocatechingallate (EGCG) and epigallocatechin (EGC).


About The Author

Ji Wu

I always thought why green tea could prevent cancer. After I collected materials and
got the above conclusion, I was sure green tea can prevent cancer. I also think
preventing cancer is just one of the
. If you want to prevent
cancer, follow Dorothy Morre's advice "drink more than four cups of tea everyday".
For more
knowledge, please visit
Cancer is always a serious topic. All
people want to prevent it. Are there
effective method? The fact is that it's
one of Green tea benefits.

Why does green tea prevent
cancer?
,

Green tea actually prevents cancer. It
contains a compound call
epigallocatechingallate (EGCG). It
inhibits the growth cancer cells by
binding with enzyme, called
dihydrofolate reductase. Scientists
also research the structure of EGCG
and found that it is very similar to a
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