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8Food Therapy and Health Care  2019, Vol. 1 Issue (2): 50-55    DOI: 10.12032/FTHC201905004
Review     
Green tea and its active compounds in cancer prevention and treatment
Yi Lu1, Lu Xu2, Hai-Tao Chen3, Qing-Hua Yao1,4,5*
1Zhejiang Cancer Hospital Nutrition Department, Hangzhou, 310022, China;
2Second Clinical College of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, 310053, China;
3First Clinical College of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou 310053, China;
4Key Laboratory of Traditional Chinese Medicine Oncology,Zhe Jiang Cancer Hospital, Hangzhou, 310022, China
5Department of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine, Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, Hangzhou, 310022, China
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Abstract  Green tea is now widely considered as anticancer substance or food in global. Catechin, the main anticancer component in green tea, exhites the strong biological activity which not only eliminate free radicals showing antioxygenic function, but also suppress cell proliferation as well as induce cancer cell apoptosis via blocking corresponding signaling pathway. Furthermore, several studies have demonstrated it could regulate the gut microbiota. It also could regulate gut microbiota. Through these functions, it plays important roles in the occurrence and development of cancer. Here, the anticancer compounds in green tea, the theoretical basis of TCM, the clinic applications, as well as the anticancer mechanism are reviewed.

Key wordsGreen tea      Anti-cancer compositions      TCM theory      Clinic application      Anticancer mechanism     
Received: 26 February 2019      Published: 01 May 2019
Corresponding Authors: Qing-hua Yao, Department of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine, Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, Hangzhou, 310022, China.      E-mail: Yaoqh@zjcc.org.cn.
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Yi Lu, Lu Xu, Hai-tao Chen, Qing-hua Yao. Green tea and its active compounds in cancer prevention and treatment. 8Food Therapy and Health Care, 2019, 1(2): 50-55.

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https://www.tmrjournals.com/fthc/EN/10.12032/FTHC201905004     OR     https://www.tmrjournals.com/fthc/EN/Y2019/V1/I2/50

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