Treatment Of Prostate Problems and the Green Tea
December 5, 2009 by Prostate Dr.
Green tea and the prostate problems: prostate cancer, enlarged prostate etc.
For too long the benefits of green tea and its components have been subject of scrutiny by investigators in the medical fraternity.
Many studies have indicated that green tea and its components are helpful in providing treatment for various ailments including prostate cancer and benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH).
The phytochemicals, chemicals that are biologically active but not nutritive antioxidants in green tea work on growth factors and proteins and act as prostate medicine to restrict the growth of benign and malignant tumors as well.
For men, prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer after skin cancer. Benign enlargement of the prostate gland, in its worst form, causes several problems with urination and libido. Prostate cancer is reigns since it separated from its origin to distant parts of the body. Moreover, there is no guarantee when a benign condition takes a turn for the worst and develops premalignant and ultimately malignancy.
The green tea is now used as herb for the treatment of enlarged prostate. A study conducted by the UK Tea Council showed that of 32 men who already had pre-cancer lesions, only one prostate cancer development after a year of therapy with green tea. Moreover, nine of 30 men who were not given green tea developed prostate cancer.
The results indicate that antioxidants in green tea help in the caspase-mediated cell death, a process known in medical circles as apoptosis. It is a natural process of cell death in which the cell uses specialized cellular machinery to kill himself. This is basically a mechanism of cell suicide that controls their numbers and eliminates cells that threaten survival. In simple language means that it is the body’s natural process of survival of the fittest cells.
There have been numerous other studies indicating positive effects of green tea in other cancers such as breast cancer. At the same time the FDA has restricted a company from green tea to use advertising the advantages of green tea in reducing risk of prostate cancer and breast cancer.
The fight between the protagonists of conventional and alternative therapies seems endless. There will always be complaints, claims and counter accusations from one to another until the alternative remedies with time are investigated properly and are funded by government and private institutions. Until then, alternative remedies remain poor cousins waiting for their place in the sun.
Green tea is a harmless drink has no known side effects in reasonable quantities. If you can provide some advantages, and there seems no harm in including your drink green tea regularly.
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Mike Jsimon, M.D.
University of Maryland
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