Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The prevention of lung cancer induced ... [Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1999] - PubMed - NCBI

This is interesting...

We have previously shown that green tea, administered as drinking water, inhibits lung tumor development in A/J mice treated with 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-l-butanone (NNK), a potent nicotine-derived lung carcinogen found in tobacco.


These studies underscore the importance of the antioxidant activity of green tea and EGCG for their inhibitory activity against lung tumorigenesis.


The oxidation products found in black tea, thearubigins and theaflavins, also possess antioxidant activity, suggesting that black tea may also inhibit NNK-induced lung tumorigenesis.


Our studies in both mice and rats have generated important new data that support green and black tea and caffeine as potential preventive agents against lung cancer, suggesting that a closer examination of the roles of tea and caffeine on lung cancer in smokers may be warranted.


..Another reason to take a few minutes out of your day to enjoy some tea!!


The prevention of lung cancer induced ... [Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1999] - PubMed - NCBI

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