Thomas Ramey Watson

Two more cancer-killing compounds found in green tea

Many past studies of green tea have shown the effectiveness of on one particular nutrient called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). But, in this exciting new study, researchers tested EGCG along with two additional plant nutrients found in green tea: catechins catechin gallate (CG), and epicatechin gallate (ECG) against one of the most deadly types of cancer—pancreatic cancer. They tested the three nutrients’ ability to suppress cancer tumor growth and the inflamma

tory activity found in pancreatic tumor cells.

The results were impressive: researchers found that ECGC effectively slowed tumor growth and reduced the cellular inflammation.

Even more impressive, the two other nutrients: CG and ECG were substantially more effective than EGCG at halting the growth of tumors

and reducing inflammation.

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