HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
A Cup Of Tea May Protect Against Skin Cancer

New findings presented by the CSIRO Division of Human Nutrition at the inaugural Australian International Symposium on Tea and Health in Sydney today, have shown that tea may contribute significant protection against development of skin cancers caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays.

The latest research with mice found those given tea (with milk) experienced a reduction in the development of skin cancer of 50 per cent and a reduction in the development of papillomas of 70 per cent.

Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Currently two out of three Australians develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime.

Ultraviolet radiation is present in the sun's rays throughout the year. The level of UV varies from day to day, and even on a clear day in September or April it is strong enough to burn your skin.

Tea is a rich source of special antioxidants called flavonoids, considered to be some of the most potent antioxidants in nature. Scientists believe antioxidants in the diet have an important role to play in the fight against diseases including cancer.

The important new CSIRO study examined the effect of providing tea with 10% milk, (compared to just 10% milk or just water) as the sole drinking fluid on UVA+B induced skin cancer in mice. The key finding was a significant reduction in the development of skin cancers in mice drinking tea with milk.

"These findings are significant because initially it was thought milk may bind to the flavonoids, and impact on the antioxidant properties and potential health benefits of tea. The most recent findings would suggest that the flavonoids still play a protective role in the presence of milk," said Dr Ian Record of CSIRO Division of Human Nutrition.

"Intensive research is currently underway into tea flavonoids and how they may help protect the body from potentially harmful substances called fr
'"/>

Contact: DrIan Record
i.record@dhn.csiro.au
61-8-8303-8836
CSIRO Australia
30-Apr-1998


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Protective gene may enhance vaccine responses
2. Protective mechanism exploited by tumors may provide new cancer treatment
3. Protected wheat varieties
4. Protecting vessel loss in the eyes of premature infants
5. Protecting drinking water from disease transmission by means of zeolite filters
6. Protecting waterbirds from watercraft
7. Protective protein caps discovered at ends of human chromosomes
8. Protecting the rice bowl: Chromosomal mapping of the rice blast fungus
9. Experimental Staph Vaccine Broadly Protective In Animal Studies
10. Enzyme Required To Prolong Life In Worms Identified By Researchers At Columbia; Key Enzyme Appears To Protect Animal Cells From Oxidative Damage
11. Male Moths Sperm Protects Females

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/7/2016)... 2016   Veridium , a leader in ... new CEO James Stickland . Stickland, a ... experience, has served in senior executive roles for ... in expanding a pipeline of venture capital and ... recently served as managing director of U.K.-based fintech ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... -- Valencell , the leading innovator in performance ... third consecutive year of triple digit growth for its ... a 360 percent increase in companies who have acquired ... by sales of its wrist and ear Benchmark™ sensor ... for hearables for fitness and healthcare applications. ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... Dec. 5, 2016  The Office of Justice ... "Can CT Scans Enhance or Replace Medico Legal ... of supporting or replacing forensic autopsies with postmortem ... In response to recommendations made by ... using CT scans as a potential component of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... England , December 8, 2016 ... das Unternehmen für Molekulargenetik, erweitert seine Palette an ... myPanel™ NGS Custom FH Panels, das ein schnelles ... (FH) ermöglicht. Das Panel bietet eine Erkennung von ... Variations (CNV) mit einem einzigen kleinen Panel und ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... the World Technology Awards. uBiome is one of just six company finalists in ... , In addition to uBiome, companies nominated as finalists in this year’s awards ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 8, 2016 Savannah River Remediation LLC ... selected NewTechBio,s NT-MAX Lake & Pond Sludge ... bacteria, in conjunction with Hexa Armor/ Rhombo cover ... National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System requirements. ... steady history of elevated pH levels, above 8.5, ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... A new study published ... of previously treated, advanced pancreatic cancer, liquid biopsies are not yet an adequate ... timing of blood sampling may improve the value of a blood-based test.” The ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: