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New Technology Using Green Tea Compound Destroys Or Inhibits Tumors

August 22, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Researchers in Scotland have found evidence that epigallocatechin gallate, a compound found in green tea, has anti-cancer properties if it can be delivered using a new technology: intravenously directly to cancer tumors. According to the study, nearly two-thirds of tumors treated in this way either shrank or disappeared within a month with no adverse side effects to surrounding normal tissues. Prior research has shown that the compound has anti-cancer properties, but loses the effect if treated using conventional intravenous methods.
Fanny Lemarié et al., "Antitumor activity of the tea polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate encapsulated in targeted vesicles after intravenous administration", Nanomedicine, August 22, 2012, © Future Medicine Ltd
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