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Green Tea against Cancer

Scientists at the University of Ulm are investigating whether green tea can help prevent colon cancer. Studies have shown that mice given green tea instead of water have fewer colon polyps, which are a benign precursor to colon cancer. Experts believe that the substance epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, may play a protective role.

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Now researchers are investigating if this effect also holds in humans.