Green Tea and Cancer

In terms of popularity as a beverage, tea comes second only to water. In many parts of the world tea is the drink of choice, not only in homes but also at social gatherings. Green tea is the dried product of the plant Camellia sinensis. Depending upon the level of processing, tea is sold as green, white, black and oolong. Green tea and white tea are less processed. Green tea is known to have excellent health benefits including cancer prevention.

Constituents of Green Tea

The catechins, a kind of polyphenols, are the main health promoting constituents of green tea. Green …