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Green Tea: Health Articles
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atabase - Green tea research has shown it has an effect on variety of health conditions. The ability to lower blood sugar, chelate iron and control the production of nitric oxide are all especially
important. This ancient beverage seems custom-made to protect health and delay aging. To find how green tea benefits different organs and conditions click a specific topic from our article database below:

Green Tea Promising Agent in Kidney Cancer


Date: 04-12-2010
Researchers at the University of Porto in Portugal have concluded a study indicating that green tea may be an effective anticancer agent for renal cell carcinoma (or RCC), the most common type of kidney cancer in adults and one of the most deadly. The team noted RCC's resistance to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the resulting urgency to explore the potential of other therapies and the potential for managing other types of cancer that green tea and tea polyphenols have demonstrated in other studies. With this in mind, the researchers set out to analyze the antiproliferative effect of an antioxidant-rich green tea extract on human renal cancer cell lines. They found that "green tea extract strongly inhibited the growth of both RCC cell lines in a concentration-dependent manner," stated an abstract of the findings. "This is the first report showing that green tea is likely to be an effective anticancer agent for renal cell carcinoma." A report from the research will appear in the September 2010 issue of the scientific journal Food Chemistry.



Green Tea & Kidney Health


Date: 01-01-2003
The kidneys are another area where green tea has shown to have protective effects. Decreased kidney function due to aging and kidney failure are a frequent cause of death. The public is generally unaware that anything can be done to prevent the age-related decline in kidney function. Making use of a wide-range of antioxidant protection appears crucial, and flavonoids, including green tea catechins, are very potent antioxidants. Epigallocatechin gallate was shown to induce antioxidant enzymes in the kidneys, as well as to reduce uremic toxins in the blood, suggesting improved kidney function in an animal model of kidney failure.Kidney problems are often associated with high blood sugar and consequent glycosylation of various proteins (hence the strong link between kidney failure and diabetes). Since green tea has the ability to lower serum glucose, this is another way in which it helps protect against kidney failure. Likewise, the antioxidant properties of green tea likely play a significant role in protecting the kidneys. Since green tea has been shown to lower the concentrations of free radicals and lipid peroxides in organs such as the liver and the pancreas, this is likely to be true in the kidneys as well. Maintaining kidney health is a crucial though often neglected part of anti-aging medicine. Green tea is one of the resources we have for protecting this critical detoxification system, and it seems to be a particularly powerful one.


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