Reduce Belly Fat in 2019!

Theanine Cancer Research

Home : Green Tea Theanine : Cancer Studies

Preliminary theanine cancer studies

This research is just starting but has already shown some intriguing results:

  • theanine from green tea can enhance the proliferation of gammadelta T cells and interferon secretion which play a role in protecting the body against malignant tumor cells (Percival SS, Bioactive food components that enhance gammadelta T cell function may play a role in cancer prevention, Journal of Nutrition, January 2008)

  • both theanine and green tea powder significantly reduced the volume and weight of liver cancer tumors in animals while also lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (Zhang G, Effects of dietary powdered green tea and theanine on tumor growth and endogenous hyperlipidemia in hepatoma-bearing rats, Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, April 2002)

  • a cell study found that theanine (as well as most tea catechins, theflavins, and extracts) reduced the number of human breast cancer cells, human colon cancer cells, human liver cancer cells, and human prostate cancer cells (Friedman M, Structure-activity relationships of tea compounds against human cancer cells, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, January 2007)

Theanine improved chemotherapy drug

  • using theanine with Ehrlich ascites carcinoma cells, researchers found that when theanine was added to the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin (Adriamycin), it almost tripled the concentration of doxorubicin inside the tumor and more than doubled the inhibitory effect on tumor growth, while at the same time reducing drug concentration in the heart and liver where it may become toxic (Sadzuka Y, The effects of theanine, as a novel biochemical modulator, on the antitumor activity of adriamycin, Cancer Letters, August 1996)

These results need further study before they could be incorporated into current anti-cancer programs.

However, the world’s cancer epidemic is growing and this kind of theanine cancer research could help many people.

How many people have cancer?

In the U. S., almost 11 million people have cancer (2005 estimate, NCI, ACS).

The World Health Organization estimates that new cases of cancers will increase from 10 million annually to 15 million annually by the year 2020 (primarily due to tobacco smoking and unhealthy lifestyles).

Follow more cancer research with a subscription to the Green Tea Health Newsletter here:

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Green Tea Health News .

Friends And Family

Are you a member of a social networking site like Facebook, Google +, or the popular Twitter? If you like my website, share it with your friends and family! I appreciate it also, and thank you in advance.

or email it:

This page last updated by Sharon Jones.

Was this page on theanine cancer research helpful? Here's more health info

Return to Green Tea Health News

Lemon Balm: Anxiety, Stress, Hyperactivity, Memory, Antiviral Research and more

Lemon Balm: Anxiety, Stress, Hyperactivity, Memory, Antiviral Research and more

Published and Available on Amazon NOW!

With over 250 pages and 540 referenced scientific studies, this book includes chapters on

Growing lemon balm, Alzheimer's

Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, and anti-viral activities

Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, Anxiety

Belly fat, Cancer, Cosmetics, Depression, Diabetes, Heart disease

Herpes and cold sores, Hyperactivity, Indigestion, Insomnia

Irritable bowel syndrome, Memory improvement, Obesity

Premenstrual syndrome, Spinal cord injury, Stress, Thyroid , Ulcers

Order by title from Amazon now, or click the link provided above

Lemon Balm: Anxiety, Stress, Hyperactivity, Memory, Antiviral Research and more

More Tea And Goodies

Subscribe to the free e-zine, Green Tea Health News for free ebook offers, link archives, helpful products, hot deals, and more.

Subscribe now and don't miss a single issue.

This website supports

planting Giant Sequoia trees.

Find out more!