Friday, May 20, 2005

Green Tea = Anti-Cancer

Thank you Irwin (an AOR EGCG Max customer), for the heads-up in my email this morning.

This Article from The University Of Rochester Medical Center is another in a log string of exciting research on Green tea, EGCG, green tea catechins, etc.

To offer quotes from the article:

"The thesis by student Christine Palermo is part of a wider research project led by toxicologist Thomas A. Gasiewicz, Ph.D., whose decades-long studies of the harmful effects of dioxin ultimately led his group to explore the protective effects of green tea. While its been reported that green tea protects people against some forms of cancer, such as breast and liver cancer, exactly how it does so has been difficult to pinpoint."

"Two years ago the team discovered that AH activity is inhibited by a chemical found in white and green teas, epigallocatechingallate or EGCG, a cousin of flavonoids found in broccoli, cabbage, grapes and red wine that are known to help prevent cancer. The team had been working on other chemicals to try to stop AH activity."

We initially hypothesized that EGCG would work in the same way as other AH (major cancer-causing molecule, the Aryl Hydrocarbon) antagonists, by binding directly to it. We were completely surprised that this isn't the case, says Gasiewicz, whose work was funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the American Institute for Cancer Research."

Instead, the team found that EGCG binds to HSP90, a protein that helps other proteins stay stable, serving the same role as a tail on a kite. When the two bind, HSP90 no longer turns on the AH receptor, stopping the cascade of events that would lead to the activation of several harmful genes."

There is a huge amount of research compiled by AOR buttressing the benefits of green tea extract. My question to you is- why aren't you supplementing with it?

For greatest protective benefit, use a pharmaceutical quality EGCG, with a full catechin complex. This is not a supplement to skimp on. Click Here to purchase AOR EGCG Max. I suggest buying 5 to earn the quantity discount and get free S&H. This is a product to use every day of your life.

Happy Friday!
Pete