January 29, 2010

Cut your risk of
colon cancer in half

I've always said it's a lot easier to prevent cancer than fight cancer. This is especially true with colon cancer. Once colon cancer hits, it's very difficult to treat successfully. Fortunately, you can prevent most cases of colon cancer. In fact, it's fairly easy to do. All you need to do is drink a lot of my favorite beverage.

As I've told you in the past, green tea is a magical elixir. It's great for your heart, your brain, and for fighting infections. And it's a powerful cancer fighter. Now we have research proving that green tea can help prevent colorectal adenomas. Adenomas are a collection of cells that can degenerate into cancer.

This study followed 136 patients who had colorectal adenomas previously removed. They also had to be free of polyps one year later. The researchers split the patients into two groups. They gave one group a green tea extract (1.5 g per day). A control group took a placebo. Then the researchers instructed all of the participants not to change their regular liquid green tea consumption.

After one year, 31% of the control group developed metachronous adenomas (not good) compared to less than half that (15%) in the green tea extract supplemented group.

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Furthermore, in those that did relapse, those on the extract got smaller adenomas than the control subjects. The authors concluded "green tea extract is an effective supplement for the chemoprevention of metachronous colorectal adenomas."

Action to take: I drink green tea every day. So should you. While there were not enough details in the study to determine how much green tea the subjects drank on their own, it certainly appears that supplemental green tea extract is a good idea regardless. I do think that green tea extract is worthy of consideration as a daily essential. Colon cancer often begins with polyps. It's a cancer that is rising in frequency in America. Here's a step you can take to dramatically lower your risk!

You can order one of the best green tea extracts on the market from Advanced Bionutritionals. Just follow this link.

Yours for better health and medical freedom,

Ref: "Green tea extracts for the prevention of metachronous colorectal adenomas: a pilot study," Shimizu M, Fukutomi Y, et al, Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2008; 17(11): 3020-5.

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