In a clinical trail conducted at Mayo Clinic, researchers found a compound in green tea reduced enlarged lymph nodes in 70 percent of patients.
The compound curtails the survival of leukemia cells in patients diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. The current trial is the first time green tea extract has been studied in human patients.
While recommendations for the use of green tea for CLL patients cannot be officially recommended before phase three trials, anyone wishing to use a supplement can consult their oncologist about it and receive any recommended laboratory monitoring.
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