Sunday, April 29, 2007

Green Tea May Curb Rheumatoid Arthritis

New research conducted at the University of Michigan Health System and presented Sunday at the Experimental Biology 2007 meeting in Washington, DC suggests an ingredient in green tea may benefit people with rheumatoid arthritis. The study found Green tea contains a potent anti-inflammatory compound, called "epigallocatechin-3-gallate" or EGCG, that curbs production of several molecules known to contribute to inflammation and joint damage in people with rheumatoid arthritis.

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