RPI researchers: Drinking green tea may help prevent cancer

WNYT Staff
Updated: February 12, 2021 07:59 PM
Created: February 12, 2021 07:57 PM

Drinking green tea may help prevent cancer.

Researchers at RPI in Troy discovered a direct link between a cancer fighting protein in our bodies called p53 and an antioxidant found in green tea.

They say that anti-oxidant, called EGCG can increase p53 levels.

They hope this discovery can lead to new cancer fighting drugs.

The study was published Friday in the journal "Nature Communications."

Learn more about what researchers say comes next to possibly advance this by watching the video.


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