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The power of caffeine and pale tea

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5:50pm, October 1, 2002

From San Francisco, at the spring national meeting of the American Chemical Society

For years, researchers have been extolling green tea as a natural source of compounds that appear to fight cancer by protecting DNA. Now, scientists have identified a relatively rare tea that may offer DNA even more protection. The surprise: Some share of this brew's anticancer activity may result from its caffeine content, about twice that of green tea.

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