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Green Tea & Radiation Damage
Protection against radiation-induced DNA damage is yet another area where green tea has had positive effects. A recent National Cancer Institute study found that green tea catechins can protect cells against radiation damage. Using chromatid breaks as a marker for unrepaired DNA strand breaks, it was found that all catechins except, interestingly, epigallocatechin gallate, significantly reduced DNA radiation damage. Curcumin had a similar effect. The authors speculate that the protective mechanism is due to the ability of polyphenols to scavenge the particularly dangerous hydroxyl radical. They conclude that catechins and other plant polyphenols can protect human cells against radiation damage.
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