Cancer Cell Growth Stopped and Reversed by Green Tea_Featured_, Healing Saturday, June 30th, 2012
(Natural Society) Scientists have found that the active ingredient in green tea can lead to a regression in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)—a type of cancer that causes the bone marrow to make too many lymphocytes (white blood cells). Although the research showing how green tea can fight cancer cell growth was published a few years ago, it seems to have been swept under the rug.
Green Tea Fights Cancer Cell Growth
According to The Telegraph, Dr. Tait Shanafelt from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota found that test subjects tolerated high doses of the green tea extract very well, while also stopping cancer cell growth and leading to a regression in their cancer. To be precise, the treatment reduced the number of lymphocytes in one-third of the test subjects.
Another symptom of this type of cancer is swollen lymph nodes, where white blood cells collect. Most subjects in the study saw their enlarged nodes reduced by 50% or more.
Each patient received between 400 and 2,000 milligrams twice daily. This would roughly be the equivalent of drinking four to 20 cups of tea, twice daily—not manageable for most people. However, green tea extract is relatively inexpensive and many people opt to take it in supplement form.
According to The Telegraph:
Many cases of CLL progress slowly, and often treatment involves an early stage of “watchful waiting” before patients are given strong treatments. Researchers hope that EGCG could stabilize the disease for many patients in the early stage or improve the success rates of other therapies like chemotherapy.
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