Green tea is in the news again. Over the past several months, there have been several articles published touting the possible benefits of drinking green tea.
A team at the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson had 118 heavy smokers drink at least four cups a day of both green and black tea and measured a chemical called 8 – OHdG, which the body releases in response to DNA damage like the kind that can cause cancer.
Those who drank decaffeinated green tea for four months had a 31 percent reduction in 8 – OHdG. Those who drank black tea had no reduction.