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Friday, August 28, 2009

Can Green Tea fight HIV infection?

This is amazing. The most notable ingredient of green tea, the compound EGCG, may help block SEVI and fight HIV infection.

From the article itself, ""EGCG, a natural ingredient of green tea, may be a valuable and cost-efficient inhibitor of semen-mediated enhancement of virus infection, and hence of sexual transmission of HIV,"

From this site:

1. EGCG seems to accomplish the remarkable feat of preventing cancer cell growth by inhibiting a particular enzyme, dihydrofolate reductase and according to a Professor Roger Thorneley of the John Innes Center in Norwich, England.

2. Researchers from the University of Louisville conducted a study to determine if catechin polyphenols found in green tea may possibly protect the brain from oxidative stress caused by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Green Tea Ingredient Blocks HIV Infection

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The Medicinal Powers of Green Tea

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