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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Extracto de té verde

Green tea extract
A substance that is being studied in the prevention of cancer. It is made from decaffeinated green tea, and contains chemicals called catechins, which are antioxidants. Also called Polyphenon E.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.