Green Tea Touted Once Again

New studies offer more evidence of its anticancer powers

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TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2003 (HealthDayNews) -- Here's more evidence for the strong brew of benefits offered by green tea.

It's already believed green tea helps lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease, fights bacteria and dental cavities, and possibly helps people lose weight.

Now, two new American studies say it may have anticancer properties, too.

The studies were presented Oct. 28 at the American Association for Cancer Research's conference in Phoenix.

"Laboratory studies have suggested green tea consumption may produce many health benefits, including the prevention of cancer, but the beneficial effects in humans are not clearly known," C.S. Yang, of Rutgers University, says in a prepared statement.

"Research is now showing how this novel chemopreventive agent might work at the molecular level and in the human population," he says.

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SOURCE: American Association for Cancer Research, news release, Oct. 28, 2003

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