Anti-Cancer Properties of White Teas

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A study published in the journal Carcinogenesis by scientists from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University found that consumption of moderate amounts of white tea might provide protection against colon tumors about as well as the prescription drug Sunlindac, which has also been known to be effective but can cause the serious side effects of NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), such as bleeding and ulcers. But the study also indicated that routine consumption of green or white teas could be especially effective in combination with NSAIDS to provide even more cancer protection. According to Gayle Orner, one of the researchers for this report, “Teas exert significant protective effects in experimental animal models of skin, lung, esophageal, gastric, hepatic, small intestinal, pancreatic, colon, bladder and mammary cancer.”