Green tea for cancer prevention

Kim van Wissen , Denise Blanchard

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Is green tea beneficial in the prevention of cancer?
Type of review: A systematic review of 142 studies from 10 countries, with over 1.1 million participants.
Relevance for nursing: Green tea, a traditional component of the Asian diet, is now consumed all over the world for alleged health benefits such as reduction in the risk of chronic disease and weight loss. A potential benefit of green tea consumption is the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and inflammation. The polyphenols found in green tea,which are thought to act as antioxidants, may also have a protective effect on Alzheimer’s disease,although studies are inconclusive.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21
Number of pages1
JournalThe American journal of nursing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


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