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Green Tea and Prostate Cancer

(Andrew Weil, M.D.) Drinking six cups of green tea daily may slow the growth of prostate cancer.
A study from UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine … showed that men scheduled for prostate removal who drank lots of green tea tamped down inflammation associated with the disease in the weeks leading up to surgery. This anti-inflammatory change might slow the growth of the tumor, the researchers suggested… However, the researchers noted that no significant difference in tumor cell growth showed up between the two groups of men.
Larger studies will be needed to confirm these findings. In the meantime, drinking green tea won’t hurt and might possibly benefit prostate cancer patients.
Community: And it might benefit men who don’t have prostate cancer, but six cups a day is an awful lot of tea. Green tea extract supplements are available, but they apparently weren’t used in the study.
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