Breakthrough EGCG and Uterine Fibroids
Uterine Fibroid - non surgical alternatives & interview with Ayman Al-Hendy, MD, PhD
Uterine Fibroids and Green Tea extract, EGCG
The symptoms of Fibroids can vary from barely noticeable to life-threatening. Uterine Fibroids are benign tumors in and around the uterus. The quality of life can vary greatly. In principle, fibroids can be treated by medication, surgery or newer procedures such as embolization or focused ultrasound. In the case of young patients, surgeries are usually performed with the aim of preserving the uterus.
As an alternative a change in diet and the intake of EGCG may eliminate the need for drug treatment or surgery. EGCG contains two mechanisms that can support an alternative natural therapy for fibroids. It works as an anti-inﬂammatory and combats inflammation in the body. In addition, it inhibits the estrogen in the growths. As a result, fibroid growth may be stopped and the tumors could shrink.
What exactly is EGCG?
Green tea contains many beneficial ingredients, including catechins. They belong to the group of polyphenols and give the green tea its bitter taste. One of the most interesting catechins is Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).
Interview and Science
-What was the size of the fibroids and what were the symptoms at the end of the study?
-Does vitamin D plays a role in combating Uterine Fibroids?
-Why are women with darker skin more likely to develop fibroids?
-What about Pregnancy and Fibroids?
-Can you take EGCG for your Fibroids? If yes, how much and how often.
-Can diet and exercise help?
-Can fibroids during Menopause cause problems?
Dr. Al Hendy also discusses a new NIH funded Uterine Fibroid, EGCG study happening right now in Chicago
Reviews for Tigovit Green Tea Complex
About Dr. Ayman Al-Hendy
Ayman Al-Hendy is an obstetrician/gynecologist at University of Chicago. He specializes in benign gynecologic disorders. Dr. Al-Hendy is internationally recognized for his research on the treatment of uterine fibroids. Dr. Al-Hendy is funded by the National Institutes of Health to study risk factors for women with uterine fibroids and nonsurgical therapeutic options.
Sources and Publications
Molecular genetics and racial disparities of uterine leiomyomas
Towards nonsurgical therapy for uterine fibroids: catechol-O-methyl transferase inhibitor shrinks uterine fibroid lesions in the Eker rat model
Catechol-O-methyltransferase Polymorphism Is Associated With Increased
Uterine Leiomyoma Risk in Different Ethnic Groups
Ethnic Distribution of Estrogen Receptor-Alpha Polymorphism Is Associated With a Higher Prevalence of Uterine Leiomyomas in Black Americans
Antiproliferative and proapoptotic effects of epigallocatechin gallate on human
Green tea extract inhibits proliferation of uterine leiomyoma cells in vitro and in nude mice
Treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids with green tea extract: a pilot
randomized controlled clinical study
Paricalcitol, a Vitamin D Receptor Activator, Inhibits Tumor Formation in a
Murine Model of Uterine Fibroids
The effect of vitamin D supplementation on the size of uterine leiomyoma in women with vitamin D deficiency
Vitamin D and Uterine Fibroids—Review of the Literature and Novel Concepts
Vitamin D shrinks fibroid tumors in rats
Dietary Fat Intake and Risk of Uterine Leiomyomata: A Prospective
Intake of Fruit, Vegetables, and Carotenoids in Relation to Risk of Uterine
Influence of Body Size and Body Fat Distribution on Risk of Uterine
Leiomyomata in U.S. Black Women
Reproductive Factors, Hormonal Contraception, and Risk of Uterine
Leiomyomata in African-American Women: A Prospective Study
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