EGCG from Green Tea may decrease the risk of bladder cancer

February 12, 2007

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and ninth most common in women. In this study, the human bladder cancer cell line T24 was treated with the Green Tea Polyphenol EGCG. The higher the dosage of EGCG and the longer it was in contact with the kidney bladder cancer the greater the impact. EGCG was able to inhibit the proliferation of the cancer cells and reduce their viability (survival) actually causing them to go through cell death. EGCG may be an important preventive agent for bladder cancer. The study is published in the January 9th, 2007 issue of the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.

Using sunscreens along with Green Tea Polyphenols gives better protection from the suns radiation

Scientists at the Department of Dermatology, University of Birmingham in Alabama state that non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common malignancy in humans, and its occurrence in the United States equals the occurrence of all other forms of cancer added together. The current method of prevention is the use of sunscreens; the effectiveness of which is not known in non-melanoma skin cancers (melanoma skin cancer is on the rise). Green Tea Polyphenols have the greatest cancer preventing effect and there effect on blocking the cancer causing activity of the sun may be their mo0st potent effect against cancer. Green Tea Polyphenols protect against sunburn, suppression of the immune system caused by the suns radiation, and aging of the skin and wrinkling as well as protecting from other damaging effects of the sun. The ability of Green Tea Polyphenols is based on many mechanisms including cellular, molecular, and biochemical activities. Green Tea Polyphenols have the potential, when used in conjunction with traditional sunscreens, to further protect the skin against the suns ultraviolet radiation. The study is published in the February 2007 issue of the journal Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine.