Green tea’s anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects are well-studied and could offer some peace of mind to anyone afraid of developing cancer or facing the trials of cancer treatment.
Decades of research have looked at green tea’s cancer-fighting prowess, including a study published in 2022 in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences that demonstrated that the catechins (phytochemicals) found in the leaves of green tea can prevent a variety of cancers.
Green tea is also a promising angiogenesis inhibitor. This means its active components can prevent the development of new blood vessels from a pre-existing vasculature. Cancer triggers the creation of these new blood vessels in order to feed the tumor.
A study in Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy goes even further stating, “Green tea and its polyphenolic substances (like catechins) show chemo-preventive and chemotherapeutic features in various types of cancer and experimental models for human cancers.” Chemo-preventatives are substances that prevent cancer while chemotherapeutics are substances that treat cancer.

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