Green Tea cannot prevent recurrence of Colorectal Adenomas
Green tea has long been linked with positive health outcomes. It contains antioxidants that may help to prevent DNA damage caused by free radicals, and this is why some people think that tea can help to prevent or cure cancer. However, in a recent study, researchers reported that green tea extract (GTE) does not protect against colorectal adenoma recurrence. The study findings were published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology on February 25, 2022.
Prevention of colorectal adenomas (CA) is likely to prevent colorectal cancer (CRC). Preclinical and small clinical trials suggest that epigallocatechingallate (EGCG), a major polyphenol in green tea, has a good safety profile and antineoplastic effects in the large bowel. However, larger studies exploring the effect of GTE in CA are rare. Therefore, Dr Thomas Seufferlein and his team conducted a study to examine the effect of EGCG on the recurrence of CA.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)