Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Green tea, cancer drug don't mix

Contrary to popular assumptions about the health benefits of green tea, I see in a newsletter that I get from the National Science Foundation  that the widely used supplement renders Velcade, a cancer drug used to treat multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma, completely ineffective in treating cancer. This finding by researchers at the University of Southern California highlights why it's important to consider the properties of EVERYTHING that goes into oneself, not just pharmaceuticals, especially when fighting disease.

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