Cancer-Beating Compound Found In Green Tea, Says New Study

Here's today's feel-good story:

For over 4,000 years, green tea has been consumed in China and according to new research, one of it's compounds may be able to stave off cancer.

The compound switches on a gene called p53 which has been proven to block the development of cancerous tumors in the body. P53 is known as the "guardian of the genome" for the ability to repair damaged DNA, to destroy cancerous cells, and suppress tumors.

The new study, posted in Nature Communications, shows that the traditional Chinese drink of green tea contains the antioxidant that may increase p53 and improve its efficiency.

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