Links to Health References

Green Tea May Cut Smokers' Lung Cancer Risk

Jan. 12, 2010 (Coronado, Calif.)
Study Shows Decrease in Lung Cancer Risk for Smokers Who Drink Green Tea
Drinking a cup or more a day of green tea may counteract the effect of smoking on lung cancer, especially in smokers who may not be genetically susceptible to the cancer, (more)

Green Tea Ingredient Blocks HIV Infection

May 18, 2009
Green Tea Molecule EGCG May Be the Missing Ingredient for Vaginal Anti-HIV GelGreen tea may be the key to effective anti-HIV vaginal gels, new studies suggest. (more)

Green Tea May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Jan. 6, 2011
Study Shows Green Tea May Also Slow Growth of Cancer Cells
Regular consumption of green tea may offer protection against Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and may also slow growth of cancer cells, new research indicates. (more)

Polyphenols in Red Wine and Green Tea Halt Prostate Cancer Growth, Study Suggests

ScienceDaily (June 11, 2010)

In what could lead to a major advance in the treatment of prostate cancer, scientists now know exactly why polyphenols in red wine and green tea inhibit cancer growth. This new discovery, published online in The FASEB Journal, (more)

Green Tea Could Be Good for Your Skin, Study Finds

Aug.17, 2000
But can green tea really be good for your skin? An article published in the August issue of the Archives of Dermatology says yes -- in theory. (more)

Green Tea Ingredient, EGCG, Significantly Inhibits Breast Cancer Growth In Female Mice

ScienceDaily (Apr. 8, 2008)

Green tea is high in the antioxidant EGCG (epigallocatechin-3- gallate) which helps prevent the body’s cells from becoming damaged and prematurely aged. Studies have suggested that the combination of green tea and EGCG may also be beneficial by providing protection against certain types of cancers, including breast cancer. A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Mississippi researchers now finds that consuming EGCG significantly inhibits breast tumor growth in female mice. (more)

Cup Of Green Tea To Keep The Bacteria Away

ScienceDaily (Jan. 16, 2007)

Beneficial effects of green tea have been known for millenia, particularly in Asian cultures. An ancient Chinese proverb says: "Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one". A cup of green tea contains up to 200 mg of catechins, whose biological activity has been mainly attributed to its antioxidant activity. Efficiency of green tea extract in oral hygiene has been known for centuries and this gave researchers a clue that antibacterial activity might be involved. (more)

Tea Extracts Help Treat Damaged Skin In Cancer Patients

ScienceDaily (Dec. 1, 2006)

Tea extracts work as an effective treatment for patients who suffer from damaged skin following radiation treatment for cancer. Researchers show that this might partly be due to the anti-inflammatory properties of tea. (more)

Consumption Of Green Tea Associated With Reduced Mortality In Japanese Adults

ScienceDaily (Sep. 13, 2006)

Adults in Japan who consumed higher amounts of green tea had a lower risk of death due to all causes and due to cardiovascular disease, according to a study in the September 13 issue of JAMA. But there was no link between green tea consumption and a reduced risk of death due to cancer. (more)

Green Tea Linked To Skin Cell Rejuvenation

ScienceDaily (Apr. 25, 2003)

Research into the health-promoting properties of green tea is yielding information that may lead to new treatments for skin diseases and wounds. (more)

Probing the Benefits of Green Tea

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (November 2006)

"The polyphenols in green tea have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties," said Katiyar, "but more importantly, they enhance the production of interleukin-12, which has a role in DNA repair. If green tea polyphenols can repair DNA, then they can prevent skin cancer." (more)

Antibacterial and bactericidal activity of EGCg on Streptococcus pneumoniae.


Cerebral Neuroprotective Effects of Green Tea Components, Theanine and Catechins.


Green Tea and Stomach Cancer-A Short Review of Prospective Studies