Green tea inhibits Helicobacter growth in vivo and in vitro.

  title={Green tea inhibits Helicobacter growth in vivo and in vitro.},
  author={Calin Stoicov and Reza Saffari and Jeanmarie Houghton},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  volume={33 5},
Helicobacter infection, one of the most common bacterial infections in man worldwide, is a type 1 carcinogen and the most important risk factor for gastric cancer. Helicobacter pylori bacterial factors, components of the host genetics and immune response, dietary cofactors and decreased acid secretion resulting in bacterial overgrowth are all considered important factors for induction of gastric cancer. Components found in green tea have been shown to inhibit bacterial growth, including the… CONTINUE READING
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