Green tea and cancer prevention
Can green tea prevent or even treat cancer?
It's a question many patients with cancer ask their doctors, often after well-meaning friends have recommended they drink it.
Green tea is one of the three main types of the popular beverage, all made from the same plant: Camellia sinensis. Put simply, green tea is unfermented, black tea is fermented and a third type, oolong tea, is semi-fermented.1
Cancer-preventive effects from green tea have been demonstrated in laboratory models of a number of cancer types,