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Can Green Tea Cure Cancer?

Cancer sure is a deadly disease. Most often its prognosis not really being good. But do you know whats the deadliest aspect of this disease? – ” Metastasis”

Metastasis or Mets as it is often called is the ability of cancer to spread to other distant organs. So for example if you have a primary tumor in your colon, you are said to have metastatic disease when the cancer has spread to your liver or lungs. Prognosis of a metastatic disease is generally quite poor.

So let me get back to the big question does green tea really have a solution to cure this kind of disease? I have been trying to read up on this topic on the internet and found some interesting facts.

1) Green tea is different from black tea: To begin with, green tea and black tea differ in a great big way.  Where green tea is made from  steamed and dried leaves of the Camellia sinesis plant, black tea is also made from leaves that have been fermented. Fermentation may reduce the levels of antioxidants in the tea.

2) Antioxidants and its role: Green tea has polyphenol compounds such as catechins (which are antioxidants), in substantial amounts which are relevant to cancer prevention.

3) The Evidence aspect : Well not sure on this, but there has been evidence of tumors shrinking in laboratory studies. Green tea during lab studies have shown to act against cancer cells in cell cultures. Test tube studies have shown a reduction in  new blood vessels from forming, thereby cutting off the supply of blood to cancer cells.

As per :”Reported in the journal Metabolomics, the study explores the effect of epigallocatechin gallate or “EGCG,” an active biological agent of green tea. It shows that EGCG changes the metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells by suppressing the expression of lactate dehydrogenase A or LDHA, a critical enzyme in cancer metabolism.”

My point of view: we often come across many research and studies pointing towards a possible cure for cancer and its prevention with the use of natural methods. Nature probably has a cure to this dreadful disease. I wonder then why does it remain only as a study and not taken to the next step, of actually helping people get better.

Does anyone have an answer?

Have anyone of you’ll encountered or know anybody who have got better with the use of any natural remedy for cancer? Please share your story with me. Would be glad to feature it on my blog.

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