Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Green Tea vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis

Green Tea Compound EGCG May Turn Off Chain Reaction of Inflammation, Joint Damage in RA WebMD 4/30/07 "...Their preliminary lab tests show that the green tea compound EGCG may hold promise as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...The EGCG-treated cells produced lower levels of two other inflammatory chemicals than cells that hadn't been treated with EGCG. In fact, the highest tested dose of EGCG virtually halted production of those inflammatory chemicals during the experiment...Further lab tests show that EGCG blocked a chemical chain reaction linked to inflammation and joint damage."The results from this study suggest that EGCG may be of potential therapeutic value in regulating the joint destruction in RA," write Ahmed and colleagues..."

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