Tea preparations protect against DMBA-induced oral carcinogenesis in hamsters.

@article{Li1999TeaPP,
  title={Tea preparations protect against DMBA-induced oral carcinogenesis in hamsters.},
  author={Ning Li and Chi Soo Han and Junshi Chen},
  journal={Nutrition and cancer},
  year={1999},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={
          73-9
        }
}
The preventive effects of green tea, tea pigments, and mixed tea (a composite of whole water extract of green tea, tea polyphenols, and tea pigments) on 7,12-dimethyl-benz[a]anthracene (DMBA)-induced oral carcinogenesis in golden Syrian hamsters were studied. The right buccal pouches of animals were topically treated with 0.5% DMBA three times per week for 15 weeks. Animals were killed separately after 6, 10, and 15 weeks of DMBA treatment. Oral tumors were counted and measured, and mean tumor… CONTINUE READING
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