Navigation Links
Study Suggests Green Tea May Support the Medical Treatment of Stomach and Colon Cancer
Date:5/14/2008

BOULDER, Colo., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Green tea consumption may promote cancer-preventive effects in people at risk for cancer in addition to supporting the medical treatment of some kinds of cancer, according to a study in the May/June 2008 issue of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, on newsstands now.

In a study to establish whether green tea has anti-cancerous potential in human stomach and colon cancers, 6 cancerous and 6 non-cancerous adjacent human gastric tissues and 7 cancerous and 7 non-cancerous adjacent colon tissues were obtained from patients who underwent surgery for stomach and colon cancer in the Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Turkey. The tissues were treated with aqueous green tea extract at 3 different final concentrations (0.05%, 0.5%, and 1.25%) for 1 hour. Activity assays were performed on the same samples without green tea extract. Protein levels of the tissues were studied and adjusted to equal concentrations.

Xanthine oxidase (XO) and reduced adenosine deaminase (ADA) enzyme activities were measured before and after the incubation period. Percentage changes for the 3 different concentrations of green tea extract versus no green tea extract were calculated.

In both cancerous and non-cancerous tissues, XO activities were found to increase in correlation with increased extract concentrations in both cancer types. Additionally, ADA activity was found to decrease in the cancerous part of stomach tissue and to increase in the non-cancerous part.

"[While] further in vivo studies should be conducted about the effects of green tea in colon and gastric cancers, our study suggests that green tea consumption may promote cancer-preventive effects in people at risk for cancer, in addition to supporting the medical treatment of some kinds of cancers," the authors said.

The full article is available at http://www.alternative-therapies.com.

For more information and to schedule interviews with the study authors, contact Heather Hogan, 303.565.2020, heather@naturalsolutionsmag.com.

About Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine

Now in its 14th year, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, published bi-monthly by InnoVision Health Media, is the definitive peer-reviewed journal in the field of integrative, cross-cultural and alternative medicine. The journal regularly features original research, original articles, case reports, clinical applicators, cross-disciplinary explorations, interviews, and more. Visit http://www.innovisionhealthmedia.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
3. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
4. Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinsons symptoms
5. Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
6. Preclinical study suggests organ-transplant drug may aid in lupus fight
7. Ability to cope with stress can increase good cholesterol in older white men, study finds
8. High alcohol consumption increases stroke risk, Tulane study says
9. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
10. Pitt study finds inequality in tobacco advertising
11. Stanford study highlights cost-effective method of lowering heart disease risks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... A revolution is ... emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people who require these medical ... the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS has put forth ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel ... Cut Pro X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective ... Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at ... on several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... in the United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its ... be the facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, ... the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. ... toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... NAMUR , Belgium , ...  (NYSE MKT: VNRX), today announced the appointment of ... Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective ... the Company,s Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance ... Board, Dr. Futcher will provide independent expertise and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  MedSource announced today that it has ... solution of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s ... their clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data ... nowEDC as the EDC platform of choice in ... "nowEDC has long been a preferred EDC platform ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Any dentist who has made an implant supported denture ... of them do not even offer this as a viable ... costs involved. And those who ARE able to offer that ... cost that the majority of today,s patients would not be ... , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor of Implanova ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: