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Cancer Growth Slowed By Red Wine & Green Tea!

Updated on May 19, 2012
Green tea and don't forget the red wine!
Green tea and don't forget the red wine!

What Are The Most Potent Health Foods and Why?

Red wine and green tea are the two most potent health foods available today, and that's because of the polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) they containaccording to Gerald Weissmann, MD.

A study conducted by scientist, Olivier Cuvillier, in France and published in The Journal of The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), detailed the effects of polyphenols in green tea and grapevine extract or resveratrol and their affect on prostate cancer growth.

They found that these compounds impeded prostate cancer cell growth.

NOTE: Resveratrol is that miracle polyphenol found in red wine and grapes and featured on 60 Minutes.

Researchers can develop drugs based on this study.
Researchers can develop drugs based on this study.

There's Even More Good News...

Apparently these polyphenols impede the "cell signaling pathway" thereby impeding the growth of prostate cancer cells.

But there's more good news! Dr. Weissmann, FASEB Journal editor-in-chief, says that not only does the signaling pathway play a role in prostate cancer it, "...also plays a role in other cancers, such as colon cancer, breast cancer, and gastric cancers," He further states that knowing of these compounds and their impact upon the disease will be "..an important step toward developing drugs that hit the same target."

Resveratrol and green tea (EGCG) come in pills, too!
Resveratrol and green tea (EGCG) come in pills, too!

Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks...

Dr. Weissman sums it up this way, "As long as they are taken in moderation, all signs show that red wine and green tea may be ranked among the most potent 'health foods' we know."

I don't drink green tea or red wine, however, I take EGCG supplements (that contain the polyphenol found in green tea) and resveratrol supplements (which contains the polyphenol found in red wine), daily.

CAUTION: The information included herein is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.

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