Green Tea Could Block Advancement Of HIV Infection

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green teaHouston, TX (AHN) - A recent study compiled by scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and University of Sheffield, U.K. revealed that consuming just two cups of green tea could block the advancement of HIV infection.

The study found that a substance in green tea, a major polyphenol called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) has the ability to block the HIV virus from attacking the immune system.

"For the study the researchers used nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to see what EGCG does to prevent HIV infection from progressing," Dr. Christina Nance, a Baylor pediatrics instructor, said.

The study published in the online edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

source - AHN 

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