UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The anti-cancer effect of green tea was revealed by Chinese scientists. They analyzed 16 studies to find the connection between the development of oncology and various plant ingredients. Chinese researchers found an interesting connection: those women who drank green tea and drank a lot of it had a low risk of developing breast cancer.
However, the authors of the analysis immediately warn against considering green tea as a panacea or an alternative to the usual treatment of tumor diseases.
In addition, experts do not yet fully know whether the effect of green tea extends to the prevention of all types of breast cancer, or only to some of them. Only further research can clarify this.
But it is definitely known that green tea does not have a noticeable effect on cancer of the prostate, bladder or stomach. No patterns and relationships of green tea consumption and these diseases have been identified.
What makes green tea so good for women? It turned out to be a phytochemical epigallocatechin-3-gallate (ECGC). This organic polyphenol has antioxidant properties. And besides, it blocks the enzyme necessary for cancer cells to grow. This enzyme also stops the growth of the tumor.
Green tea, as you know, has a good effect on the intestinal microflora and helps with weight loss. However, one must not forget that green tea also contains high concentrations of caffeine: its excessive consumption is unsafe for a number of certain diseases, scientists warn.
It is no coincidence that China has one of the lowest rates of incidence of breast cancer in the world.
Most of the research that Chinese scientists relied on was also conducted in Asia. Here, the norm is the consumption of up to ten cups of green tea per day. Apparently, therefore, it is not worthwhile to mirror the results of this study to Europeans or Americans.
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