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Green Tea shortening telomeres?

Discussion in 'Ask Jack' started by PaleoMom, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. PaleoMom

    PaleoMom New Member

    What is your opinion on this study (brought to attention by Anna K. on CT forum)? I seems to be saying that green tea can halt cancer but only by the same means it is stopping telomeres from lengthening....

    I drink an awful lot of green and white tea thinking it is doing me good....

  2. hazyjane

    hazyjane New Member

    I wouldn't worry about it. I looked up other studies on green tea and telomeres and there seems to be a lot of evidence that it preserves and lengthens telomeres in healthy cells, so I'm guessing that it has a selective action on cancerous cells, just like it induces selective apoptosis (cell death) in cancer cells but not healthy cells.
  3. Cron23

    Cron23 New Member

    Interesting, I drink a lot of green tea with lemon. But hazyjane makes a good point. I will definitely research it.
  4. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Dont buy it..

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