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md anderson's take on Green tea

Lisa O

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I am on Iressa, and I drink a moderate amount of green tea every day. While my onc doesn't want me taking supplements, while on active treatment I think that eating and drinking antioxidants as part of my natural diet cannot be bad. If I were off of the Iressa, I would be taking the supplements as well!

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I think I've been told that you can't really eat or drink enough of the good things like anti-oxidants, vitamins, etc. to really hurt you because your body can metabolize them in food or drink form better than with the big bang of a tablet or capsule.

I think you're doing a good thing in drinking moderate amounts of green tea. I've tried drinking it myself and I don't really like it...that's why we try to mix it in with iced tea and I take the capsules......

But, I'm with your doctor on this one and as long as the Iressa is working and you're stable, that's a good thing and why mess around?


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