Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Research suggests that Green tea extract may slow leukaemia progress.


Researchers at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in America have found that patients in the early stages of the most common form of leukaemia may respond well to taken supplements of a green tea extract.

The chemical, epigallocatechin galeate (EGCG), was found more than two thirds of 42 patients in the trial showed a significant reduction in the number of leukaemia cells in their blood or other signs the cancer was not spreading.

The findings, to be presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Dr Tait Shanafelt, hematologist and lead author of the study, said: "Although only a comparative phase III trial can determine whether EGCG can delay progression of CLL, the benefits we have seen in most CLL patients who use the chemical suggest that it has modest clinical activity and may be useful for stabilising this form of leukaemia, potentially slowing it down."

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Army Surplus said...

If it is so, i think everyone should take green tea extract. It will be really good idea to take them. Army Surplus

Andy said...

I Agree,although to be honest I hate the taste! :-). Maybe someone should make a green tea extract chocolate bar to help...sort of a "spoonful of sugar" approach :-)

hire vintage crockery said...

I drank loads of green tea whilst travelling in china and it was great. I'm suprised it isnt a popular in europe. I guess it is hard to break the cycle of fruit teas and the usual english breakfast