'Green tea may well be the healthiest drink on the planet. For many, the tea and its extracts hold great promise as potential treatments for cancer. But scientists had never identified how green tea helps reduce the risk of cancer.
Now researchers from Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center have figured out how green tea works.
In a study published online by the journal Metabolomics[i] they explain how an active constituent in green tea changes the metabolism of cancer cells.
The researchers found that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a powerful antioxidant found in green tea, affects enzymes critical to the metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells.'