Green Tea Treat Pancreatic Cancer

Green tea treat pancreatic cancer. Two studies, one population based and one laboratory based, report on this preliminary finding.

A population study conducted in China found that those who drink more green tea are less likely to develop pancreatic cancer.

Women benefit more than men: they were 47% less likely to develop pancreatic cancer, compared to 37% for men.

However, it is not clear if green tea is solely responsible for reducing cancer risk. Scientists in Osaka City University Medical School, Japan, conducted a hamster study to investigate further.

I feel sorry about this, but the laboratory hamsters were introduced to pancreatic cancer before being sacrificed after 6 months.

They drank either green tea extract water or plain water. It was found, on average, that hamsters drinking green tea had 50% fewer tumours.

Hamster drinking green tea were also 70% less likely to suffer from atypical ductal hyperplasia, which is thought to be an early pancreatic cancer.

The scientists also discovered that green tea inhibits cancer growth after 11 weeks of drinking. At 13 weeks, hamsters drinking green tea had tumours that were 50% smaller.

The study concluded that green tea extract can help prevent pancreatic cancer and inhibit tumour growth. It may be used as a chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic agent for pancreatic cancer.

This study was published in the October 1997 edition of the Pancreas Journal.

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