Posts Tagged "green tea"

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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Mushrooms, Green Tea May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Posted on Apr 27, 2009 in Cancer

Monday, March 16, 2009 NEW YORK – Women who get plenty of mushrooms and green tea in their diets may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer, new study findings suggest. The study, of more than 2,000 Chinese women, found that the more fresh and dried mushrooms the women ate, the lower was their breast cancer risk. The risk was lower still among those who also drank green tea everyday. It’s known that the rate of breast cancer in China is four- to five- times lower than rates typically seen in developed countries – though the rate has been climbing over the past few...

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