Green Tea May Slow Progression of Prostate Cancer

June 19, 2009

(ChattahBox)—A new study shows promising implications for the active ingredients found in green tea to not only slow the progression, but also prevent prostate cancer in men. This is great news for the 185,895 men who develop prostate cancer every year in the United States.

Researchers from the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center conducted the open-label, single-arm, phase II clinical trial on 26 patients diagnosed with prostate cancer. The men were given four capsules a day containing Polyphenon E, the active ingredient in green tea.

The researchers expanded previous research on the cancer prevention properties of green tea, by measuring specific serum biomarkers in the patients, after their treatment with the green tea compound. A reduction in biomarkers, such as PSA and HGF would provide researchers with a measurable test to determine the effectiveness of the green tea treatment.

After ingesting the green tea capsules for a period of 12 days to 73 days, tests showed a significant reduction in biomarkers in all of the patients, with a few patients experiencing a whopping 30 percent reduction in serum biomarkers.

The researchers together with the Columbia University in, New York plan to conduct a similar study to determining the effectiveness of green tea compounds on women with breast cancer.

The entire study is available in the latest edition of the Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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