Chinese researchers have been studying how oolong tea extract has the ability to fight off cancer cells. They were able to determine that regular consumption of oolong tea can actually damage breast cancer cells, showing patients a much more promising prognosis. They have already found that green tea has similar effects, so knowing that there is another variety to choose from is even more reassuring. Researchers feel confident that this could result in a decrease in breast cancer cases in the future.
- The American Cancer Society estimates that 250,000 individual American women were victims of breast cancer in 2018.
- 0f that number, it’s further estimated that about 40,000 breast cancer sufferers succumbed, ultimately dying of the disease.
- Since chemotherapy is well-known to be laden with side effects, the search for non-toxic alternatives is ongoing.
“With these aims in mind, scientists have investigated the potential benefits of oolong tea extract for breast cancer and found that certain compounds have anti-cancer effects.”