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Increasing evidence shows green tea offers health benefits. Recent studies have reported that polyphenols, compounds found in green tea, may offer protection against certain cancers and may aid in the destruction of cancer cells.

A report in the September issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource says Mayo Clinic researchers have found another component in green tea that helps kill B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The component, called epigallocatechin-3-gallate, kills leukemia cells by interrupting some of the communication signals needed to survive.

The study’s findings are a step toward more effective or easily tolerated therapies to prevent disease progression. However, it is too early to recommend green tea to prevent or treat leukemia.

For more on complementary and alternative medicine, visit nccam.nih.gov.

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