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Protective effects of green tea against prostate cancer.

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Prostate cancer has the third highest incidence of all cancers in men worldwide with incidence and mortality being particularly high in affluent, developed countries. Tea, especially green tea, has demonstrated promise in the prevention of several cancers. Green tea contains several components including catechins, a category of polyphenols that have chemopreventive properties. Although evidence from epidemiological studies is not comprehensive, it is strengthened by animal and in vitro evidence suggesting that consumption of tea is associated with decreased risk or progression of prostate cancer. Emerging evidence and potential biological mechanisms for the role of green tea in prostate cancer prevention are presented in this review. Publication Types: Review


Keywords: prostate cancer, evidence, cancer, prostate

Authored by Lee AH, Fraser ML, Meng X, Binns CW. School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia. andy.lee@curtin.edu.au

Published in Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2006 Apr;6(4):507-13. The full report is available online. link   A subscription to the periodical may be required.



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