A report issued by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health in the US, has identified enhanced anti-cancer properties in white tea compared to green tea.
“Although white tea comes from the same plant as green and black teas (Camellia sinensis), white tea goes through much less processing, resulting in a higher concentration of polyphenols, accprding the the report. “While this study builds on previous laboratory research suggesting that tea — in particular, green tea — may have anti-tumor effects for certain cancers, there is no evidence yet that this laboratory research can be extended to treatments in people.”
Howeer, the report goes on to say that: “Researchers from the University of New Mexico, the University of California Los Angeles and Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, California, treated two types of non-small cell lung cancer cells with white tea extract. This caused changes in both cell lines that led to cell death.”
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