Green Tea Compounds Help Rheumatoid Arthritis

Green Tea Compounds Help Rheumatoid Arthritis - Health Council

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a debilitating autoimmune disease, that causes painful swelling of the hands and feet. That eventually progresses to cartilage damage, bone erosion and joint deformity. Medicine given for this disease is extremely stressful on the body, and is not recommended for long term.  Luckily, researchers at Washington State University found a molecule in green tea to take a new approach in combating pain and inflammation individuals feel everyday.

“His team evaluated a phytochemical called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is a molecule with anti-inflammatory properties found in green tea. Their study suggests that EGCG has high potential as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis because of how effectively the molecule blocks the effects of the disease without blocking other cellular functions.”

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