Green Tea and Hematologic Malignancies Flushing NY

Read more about Green Tea May Lower the Risk of Hematologic Malignancies.

Local Companies

North Shore University Hosp
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY
North Shore Univ Hospital
888 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY
Libertyhealth-Meadowlands Hosp
55 Meadowland Parkway
Secaucus, NJ
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Ctr
585 Schenectady Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Richmond University Med Ctr
355 Bard Avenue
Staten Island, NY
Calvary Hospital
1740 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY
Parkway Hospital
70-35 113th Street
Flushing, NY
Pbi Regional Medical Center
70 Parker Avenue
Passaic, NJ
Hoboken University Medical Ctr
308 Willow Avenue
Hoboken, NJ
Brookdale Hospital Medical Ctr
Linden Blvd At Brookdale Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
Data Provided by:

Green Tea May Lower the Risk of Hematologic Malignancies.
Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Source: American Journal of Epidemiology
Related Monographs: Green Tea
Natural Health Information that is accurate, objective, science-based and represents the current state of research is the most sought-after information category today. Natural Health Information On Demand, NHIOndemand, is the leading source for this valuable science-based natural health information.
©2000-2009 CCG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Hematological malignancies are the types of cancer that affect blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes. As the three are intimately connected through the immune system, a disease affecting one of the three will often affect the others as well. For an example, although lymphoma is technically a disease of the lymph nodes, it often spreads to the bone marrow, affecting the blood and occasionally producing a paraprotein (abnormal plasma protein).

Green tea is an evergreen shrub that has long been used in much of the world as a popular beverage and a respected medicinal agent. An early Chinese Materia Medica lists green tea as an agent to promote digestion, improve mental faculties, decrease flatulence and regulate body temperature. The earliest known record of consumption is around 2700 B.C. Green tea is an antioxidant and is used in promoting cardiovascular health and reducing serum cholesterol levels in laboratory animals and humans. Studies suggest that green tea contains dietary factors that help decrease the development of some infectious diseases and dental caries. Green tea has diuretic, stimulant, astringent, antibacterial, antifungal, anticarcinogenic, thermogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea has also been reported to enhance immunity.

Many studies have reported that green tea appears to have anti-cancer benefits, but a new study has further confirmed these findings. The study included 41,761 adults who participated in the Ohsaki National Health Insurance Cohort Study in Japan. The participants completed a food frequency questionnaire at the start of the study, which allowed the researchers to quantify green tea consumption. The participants were then followed for nine years. It was found that 157 hematologic malignancies, including 119 cases of lymphoid neoplasms and 36 cases of myeloid neoplasms were documented in the study participants. The researchers discovered that compared to people who drank only one cup per day, five cups of green tea a day were associated with a 42 percent reduction in hematologic malignancies, and a 48 percent risk reduction in lymphoid neoplasms. These reductions in cancer risk were not affected by the gender or the body mass index of the participants.1 

1 Naganuma T, Kuriyama S, Kakizaki M, et al. Green Tea Consumption and Hematologic Malignancies in Japan: The Ohsaki Study. Am J Epidemiol. Jul2009.

This information is educational in context and is not to be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Please consult your licensed health care practitioner before using this or any medical information.
©2000-2009 CCG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Related Articles
- Making Your Own Anti Aging Creams Flushing NY
Anti aging skin care products fall into several categories, cleaning or exfoliating, moisturizing, and repair. If you have a favorite commercial product that you like then read the label on the jar and look for the active ingredients.
- Natural Cleaning Products Flushing NY
- Genetic Clues for Skin Cancer Therapies Flushing NY
- Nutrition For Middle Aged Men Flushing NY
- Natural Colon Cleansing Flushing NY
- Immune System Supplements Flushing NY
- Fixing Varicose Veins Flushing NY
- Junk Food and Weight Loss Flushing NY
- Body PH And Energy Levels Flushing NY
- Green Tea Benefits Flushing NY