HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Cancer-preventive potential of white tea

hether it has similar qualities. They brewed four varieties of white tea and subjected each to a laboratory test using bacteria. The test, called the Salmonella assay, determines whether a chemical can cause or prevent DNA mutations, the earliest steps leading to cancer.

White tea inhibited mutations more efficiently than green tea. This means it may have more potential to prevent cancer than green tea, says Gilberto Santana-Rios, Ph.D., a post-doctoral research associate with the institute, located in Corvallis, Ore.

The researchers, now performing experiments in rats, report that their latest data indicate that white tea may protect against colon cancer in particular. They attribute this to elevated levels of particular liver enzymes.

The researchers say more studies are needed to determine whether white tea actually protects people against cancer.

"White tea, and tea in general, is a healthy alternative to other popular drinks, such as sodas," says Dashwood. "But to be on the safe side, one should maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, regular exercise, and avoidance of smoking."

Dr. Dashwood is Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at Oregon State University. He also is Principal Investigator with the university's Linus Pauling Institute.

Dr. Santana-Rios is a post-doctoral Research Associate with the Linus Pauling Institute.

Dr. Santana-Rios will present his paper, TOXI 85, on Wednesday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sheraton Palace Concert Ballroom, Lobby Level.


'"/>

Contact: Charmayne Marsh
y_marsh@acs.org
202-872-4445
American Chemical Society
20-Mar-2000


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
2. Aspirins potential ability to prevent colon polyps may not apply equally to all
3. Use of potentially inappropriate medications among elderly common in some European countries
4. Major review of subway systems suggests potential for significant health and safety hazards
5. Jefferson scientists uncover potential trigger of diabetic kidney disease
6. Clot-busting drugs may help detect potentially deadly leg clots
7. Broken heart syndrome: Real, potentially deadly but recovery quick
8. Health report-card fears make doctors forgo potential life-saving heart treatment
9. Doctors must consider potentially inappropriate medications when treating elderly
10. UCLA-VA study names India dietary staple as potential Alzheimers weapon
11. MDCT angiography can potentially help determine which patients are at greater risk of stroke

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


(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nursing aides ... Time to Act, Time to Heal” on Thursday, February 25 from 9:00 to 11:00 ... is Vishal Chedda, president of ANSA Consultants, who will discuss clinical best practices throughout ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Tampa, FL (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... Tampa Bay Lightning take on the St. Louis Blues at the Amalie Arena. The ... only portable, inflatable, walk-through heart exhibit, the MEGA Heart, prior to the game. The ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Nashville, TN (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... commercial cleaning business to a new market, and it’s the buildings of Nashville that ... much that when I needed to relocate to Nashville, there was no question that ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... The Chartis Group, a national ... firms in the “2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software and Services” report in two ... research and insights firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... will discuss how to improve care by making data on heart procedures public ... The Summit on Transparency and Public Reporting of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... Fla. , Feb. 11, 2016 ... ) company providing high-quality specialty pharmacy care for ... announced today it has achieved full Specialty Pharmacy ... accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality ... --> --> The URAC accreditation ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 11, 2016  Aytu BioScience, Inc. (OTCQX: AYTU), a ... and related conditions, announced today that the Company will ... of 2016 on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at 4:30 ... provide an overview of its business and growth strategy, ... ended December 31, 2015. --> ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 2016  Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLMD ) ... development of a once-daily, oral therapy for the treatment ... Officer, Dr. Maya Halpern , has notified the Company ... Officer and from its Board of Directors effective as ... age. Allen Baharaff . Mr. Baharaff continued, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: