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Tea Targets Cancer: Green tea extract potential anti-cancer agent

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A study on bladder cancer cell lines showed that green tea extract has potential as an anti-cancer agent, proving for the first time that it is able to target cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. The study also uncovered more about how green tea extract works to counteract the development of cancer, said Jian [...]

Tea for Memory? Regular cups could help improve brain recall

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A team of researchers found that green and black tea inhibit the activity of certain enzymes in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings may lead to the development of a new treatment for a disease that affects an estimated ten million people worldwide. The research team from Newcastle University's Medicinal Plant [...]

Slow Prostate Cancer: Tea compounds inhibit tumour growth

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles were able to detect tea polyphenols in prostate tissue after a very limited consumption of tea. More importantly, the scientists found that prostate cancer cells grew more slowly when placed in a medium containing blood of men who had consumed either green or black tea for [...]

Help cut cholesterol with green tea

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

In a trial at the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, researchers set out to determine if green tea consumption, which has been associated with decreased cardiovascular risk, had any impact on cholesterol levels. In a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial set in six hospitals in China, a total of 240 men [...]

Green tea inhibits cancer cells

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Recent studies have reported that polyphenols, compounds found in green tea, may offer protection against certain cancers and may aid in the destruction of cancer cells. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that another component in green tea helps kill the most common form of leukemia. The component, known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate, kills leukemia cells by [...]

Nutrition Notes: Tea a healthy choice

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

If you’re a regular tea drinker, research shows that you may be doing your health a favour. A new report in the Journal of Nutrition identifies many different types of studies that show how tea could help in the prevention of cancer. Laboratory research with human cancer cells shows that a natural phytochemical in tea, [...]

Cancer Killer? Green tea shows promise in leukemia

By | June 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that a component in green tea helps kill cells of the most common leukemia in the United States. The research using laboratory cell cultures shows that a component of green tea known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) helps kill leukemia cells by interrupting the communication signals they need to survive. The leukemia [...]

Anticancer Tea: Green tea compounds inhibit cancer cells

By | June 22nd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

There’s increasing evidence that green tea offers health benefits, reports the September issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource. Recent studies have reported that polyphenols, compounds found in green tea, may offer protection against certain cancers and may aid in the destruction of cancer cells. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that another component in green [...]

Tea Therapy: L-theanine in tea strengthens immunity

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have found that drinking certain types of tea containing high concentrations of an amino acid called L-theanine may help strengthen the body’s immune system response when fighting off infection. The findings were first discovered in laboratory cell cultures and then verified in a small human investigation. "The health [...]