Green Tea and Oral Cancer

All too often we hear of things we must take out of our diets in order to decrease the risk of cancer. But what if I told you that by adding something to your diet, you could decrease the risk of oral cancer?

Green tea has been known to help with:

  • Heart Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Liver Disease
  • Weight Management
  • Tooth Decay
  • Cancer

A recent study from MD Anderson reveals that:

Green tea extract may prevent oral cancer in patients with oral leukoplakia, a pre-malignant condition that develops on the tongue or inside of the cheek in response to chronic irritation or tobacco carcinogen exposure.

In this study researchers took a test group of people that are at high risk for oral cancer and and gave three different doses to each along with placebo tests.  Following the entire testing process they found that 50% had clinical results. Of the 41 that participated, only 15 ended up developing oral cancer.

The study yielded encouraging results:
•    58.8% of patients receiving the two highest doses had a clinical response (50% or more reduction in the size of all measured areas of oral leukoplakia)
•    36.4% of patients receiving the lowest dose had a clinical response
•    18.2% of patients receiving a placebo had a clinical response

All of these results prove one thing… more research is warranted.

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