Latest on Green Tea!
Green Tea is in the Scientific News again. Here we summarise the latest.
Studies by Lee et al showed EGCG from Green Tea (catechins) suppresses prostate cancer cell growth. Green Tea catechins induced prostate cancer cell death via suppressed agonist-dependent androgen receptor. These studies suggest another mechanism to develop effective therapeutics based on green tea catechins.
EGCG was studied by Härdtner et al on the expression of induced tumorigenic factors in human pancreatic adenocarcinoma cells. Green Tea catechins reduce the levels required to elicit beneficial effects on tumorigenic mediators by a factor of ten.
Insulin and Metabolite modulation:
A study by Ku et al,investigated the pathways involved in Green Tea epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) modulation of insulin-like growth factor and mitogenesis in preadipocytes. These result suggest a Fat regulating potential by Green Tea Catechins. (See also: this article).
Results from a study by Chen et al suggest that EGCG from Green Tea is a potential candidate as a preventive and antiviral drug.