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Author: ariechert Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 734986  
Subject: Re: Latte and Life Date: 3/28/2001 5:58 PM
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Green tea. If it helps keep us healthy it can and should be a good part of everyones RE plan.

Mark :-)


I did a study while I was a lab assistant at the UT Vet School using green tea. We put green tea in the water bottles of golden syrian hamsters and (regular water as a control) and then injected the hamsters subcutaneously in the inguinal region with NNK (a powerful carcinogen that causes lung cancer in humans and animals; NNK is a breakdown product of nicotine that is present in all tobacco products). The hamsters that were on green tea had none or fewer lung tumors than the controls; and the tumors they did have were significantly smaller in size. I'm not sure if my old boss has published the study yet but if she has it would be on Medline. You could search under my name, Riechert-A. Green tea is a factory of powerful anti-oxidants and anti-carcinogens. Scientists are not sure exactly what the protective factors are in green tea but they know that they're present. One thing I did find out though is that you have to drink lots of it; and drink it every day. I guess I would reccomend that smokers drink green tea every day.
- Art
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