Green tea catechins shown to shrink cancerous tumors in humans

(NaturalNews) Natural health advocates have understood and demonstrated the  potent antioxidant and anti-cancer properties of green tea consumption for  decades. The Chinese have brewed the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant for  more than 5,000 years to benefit human health. Catechins such as  epigallocatechin 3-gallate or EGCG are gaining prominent attention as they have  been shown to halt cancerous tumor growth and improve arterial elasticity to  promote cardiovascular health.

Researchers from the University of  Strathclyde in Scotland, publishing in the journal Nanomedicine have  determined that EGCG extracted from green tea could be a powerful weapon in  treatments for tackling cancer. The scientists developed a proprietary method  for delivering the natural compound directly to tumor cells and found that  nearly two-thirds of the tumors it was delivered to either shrank or disappeared  within one month. The treatment displayed no side effects to normal tissues.

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