Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tea Extract helps with skin damage from Radiation

Findings from a new study confirm that tea extracts applied to the skin promote the repair of damage from radiotherapy, and shed light on the mechanisms involved in the injury. The beneficial effects of the extracts are mostly from their ability to attenuate the body signals that trigger inflammation.
This study involved head, neck and pelvic cancers. Both Green and black tea were used. Many people going thru cancer radiation therapy have long term affects to their skin. This may be a good non-toxic alternative.