It Also Inhibits The Growth Of Tumors
When tumors form, they quickly generate a life of their own by causing new blood vessels to form that supply them with their own cache of nutrients. They are then able to continue growing by diverting nutrients away from healthy cells and hoarding them for themselves. The result is a double whammy – the body is less able to defend itself from the tumor because it has fewer nutrients, and the tumor has more.
But the EGCG in green tea actually helps prevent these blood vessels from forming. Studies have shown that tumors treated with EGCG, along with the polyphenols found in green tea, are smaller and have fewer blood vessels.