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Archive for the 'Polyphenon E' Category

Activity of green tea extract in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

During the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Minnesota will present the results of a study of Polyphenon E in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients.

The primary active ingredient in Polyphenon E is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is extracted from a green tea. This drug is approved by the FDA to treat genital warts and being studied in several cancers. (more…)

Polyphenon E Ointment treats external genital warts

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

The active substance in Polyphenon E Ointment is a green tea extract containing catechin — an antioxidant. A company called MediGene developed this drug to treat various skin tumors.

This study looks at the effect of Polyphenon E on the common sexually transmitted disease caused by Condylomata acuminata — venereal warts. (more…)

The potential of green tea extract as a fat burner

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Known as Polyphenon E, green tea extract is made from decaffeinated green tea, and contains catechins (antioxidants). It’s approved by the FDA to treat genital warts and is being studied to treat prostate cancer.

In healthy people, might it be used to help burn fat? (more…)

A CAM success story for 2007

Monday, December 31st, 2007

That would have to be Polyphenon E. (more…)

Polyphenon E being studied to treat prostate cancer

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

Polyphenon E is made from decaffeinated green tea, and contains catechins (antioxidants). It’s also called green tea extract. (more…)