Thursday, February 5, 2015

Green tea can KILL cancer cells

Green tea has always been liked by people around the world for easy digestion and weight reduction. Chinese and people of East Asian countries take this wonder tea more than coffee and black tea.

But that is not all what green tea can do to better your health.

But now a study has found that a compound in green tea has been found to kill mouth cancer cells while leaving healthy cells undamaged. The breakthrough involved identifying the process by which the substance attacks cancer cells.

The study has been carried out by scientists at Penn State University, in the US, which explored the specific mechanism by which the green tea compound is able to target the diseased cells.

Scientists now believe Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate (EGCG), a compound found in green tea, may trigger a process in the mitochondria - the powerhouse of a cell that produces energy - that leads to cell death.

Read more about this amazing discovery at Mail Online

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