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Green Tea EGCG May Help Suppress Auto-Immune Activity without Side Effects of Drugs

Posted on Jul 1, 2011 in Announcements, Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

A compound in green tea  – the polyphenol EGCG – has a powerful ability to increase the number of “regulatory T cells’ (Tregs), which are critical in maintaining healthy immune balance and suppressing damaging autoimmune activity, according to new research at Oregon University’s Linus Pauling Institute. In fact, the researchers suggest this ability to support balanced Treg activity “may be one of the underlying mechanisms for the health benefits of green tea, which has attracted wide interest for its ability to help control inflammation, improve immune function and...

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