Red wine, green tea and cancer cells

June 14, 2010 5:21:56 AM PDT
Scientists have uncovered why polyphenols in red wine and green tea can slow the growth of prostate cancer cells.

Antioxidants in red wine and green tea produce a combined effect to stop a pathway necessary for prostate cancer cells to grow. This finding could lead to the development of drugs that could stop or slow the progression of cancer or improve current treatments.

The study is published online in "The Faseb Journal."