Possibility of Prostate Cancer Prevention by Drinking Green Tea

Published By : 02 Jun 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

Numerous studies have revealed that green tea is the healthiest beverage to drink since it benefits the heart, helps in preventing diseases related to ageing, and improves sight. Originally from China the beverage is obtained from the camellia sinensis plant species. The main difference between black and green teas are that green tea is processed with minimal oxidation.

Green tea has become well-known and favoured in India and is now easily available everywhere including government offices according to a preventive healthcare nutritionist professional, Dr Shikha Sharma. Green tea has no caffeine, and contains polyphenols, which is a detox agent. The tea also helps in combating arthritis and cholesterol. Green tea does not destroy healthy bacteria unlike black tea and coffee which upsets the balance of healthy bacteria when large amounts are consumed. Green tea is known to ward off the dangers of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and helps in weight loss. 

According to new research findings led by Nagi Kumar of Moffit Cancer Center in U.S. there are chances of preventing prostate cancer when green tea is drunk regularly, in men prone to high risk of the disease. They assessed green tea for its composition and benefits taken by men with premalignant lesions. Their findings were published in a journal on cancer research. The researchers dosed a fixed number of men with green tea capsules called Polyphenon E and another set of men with placebos over a one year time period.  Their research results found the men who were given Polyphenon E had reduced levels of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) a biomarker used to test for risks to prostate cancer.

In Asian cultures where green tea is consumed there are comparatively lesser incidences of cancer, though green tea cannot be considered as a cure for the disease.
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