fibroid volume increased (24.3%) over the study period; however, patients randomized to green tea extract treatment showed significant reduction (32.6%) in total UF volume
As a long-term cancer survivor I research and write about cancer, its causes, its symptoms and most of all, how to cure it.
A frequently asked about cause of cancer on PeopleBeatingCancer is uterine fibroids (UF) aka endometrial polyps (EP). I posted a study that determined the average risk that UF/EP is cancerous is 2.5%.
While the possibility of a malignant (cancerous) polyps are on everyone’s mind, judging by the comments written after my post, there are a great many challenges that women who are diagnosed with UF/EP face including anemia, bleeding and the reduced chances of pregnancy. If you are a woman who has been diagnosed with UF/EP please consider the study’s findings below:
I take Green Tea extract to reduce the risk of many cancers including my own, multiple myeloma. The brand I take, Life Extension Foundation Mega Green Tea Extract contains the greatest amount of EGCG per capsule (326.25mg) supplement of the brands tested by ConsumerLab.com. (you must be a member to view this study). Good Luck.
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“BACKGROUND: Uterine fibroids (UFs, also known as leiomyoma) affect 70% of reproductive-age women. Imposing a major burden on health-related quality-of-life (HRQL) of premenopausal women, UF is a public health concern. There are no effective medicinal treatment options currently available for women with symptomatic UF…
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of green tea extract (epigallocatechin gallate [EGCG]) on UF burden and quality of life in women with symptomatic UF, in a double-blinded, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial…
RESULTS: Of the final 39 women recruited for the study, 33 were compliant and completed all five visits of the study. In the placebo group (n = 11), fibroid volume increased (24.3%) over the study period; however, patients randomized to green tea extract (n = 22, 800 mg/day) treatment showed significant reduction (32.6%, P = 0.0001) in total UF volume. In addition, EGCG treatment significantly reduced fibroid-specific symptom severity (32.4%, P = 0.0001) and induced significant improvement in HRQL (18.53%, P = 0.01) compared to the placebo group. Anemia also significantly improved by 0.7 g/dL (P = 0.02) in the EGCG treatment group, while average blood loss significantly decreased from 71 mL/month to 45 mL/month (P = 0.001). No adverse effects, endometrial hyperplasia, or other endometrial pathology were observed in either group.
CONCLUSION: EGCG shows promise as a safe and effective therapeutic agent for women with symptomatic UFs. Such a simple, inexpensive, and orally administered therapy can improve women’s health globally.”
According to the NIH website “Hundreds of thousands of women seek treatment for fibroids each year.” I understand that many of these women will seek a surgical therapy for their uterine fibroids. But it’s important to point out that a study on this site documented that the over 71% of uterine fibroids either remain the same, shrink or disappear on their own.
Further, as the studies linked and excerpted below document, both Vitamin D3 and Green Tea extract supplementation shrink uterine fibroids. Or to put it another way, vitamin D and Green Tea extract are both natural uterine fibroid therapies.
Inexpensive, over-the-counter, painless, side-effect free natural uterine fibroid therapies. I have been supplementing with Life Extension Vitamin D3 (1000 x 3 daily) for years. This brand of Vitamin D3 has been tested and approved by ConsumerLab.com.
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“One study found that between 80% and 90% of African American women and 70% of white women will develop fibroids by age 50.1
Some may have no symptoms. However, hundreds of thousands of women seek treatment for fibroids each year.
Research shows that over 90% of women who are newly diagnosed with fibroids will seek medical or surgical treatment for the condition within a year of the diagnosis.2,3 In 2000, more than 250,000 hospital admissions were related to uterine fibroids. Every year, fibroids lead to more than 200,000 hysterectomies.4 Women who wish to have children have the option of myomectomy, a surgical procedure that removes the fibroids while leaving the uterus intact.”
“To provide a detailed summary of current scientific knowledge on uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) in vitro and in in vivo animal models, as well as to postulate the potential role of vitamin D3 as an effective, inexpensive, safe, long-term treatment option for uterine fibroids…
Recent studies have demonstrated that vitamin D deficiency plays a significant role in the development of uterine fibroids. Our recent studies have demonstrated that vitamin D3 reduces leiomyoma cell proliferation in vitro and leiomyoma tumor growth in in vivo animal models. These results postulate the potential role of vitamin D3 for an effective, safe, nonsurgical medical treatment option for uterine fibroids…”
“While the possibility of a malignant (cancerous) polyps are on everyone’s mind, judging by the comments written after my post, there are a great many challenges that women who are diagnosed with UF/EP face including anemia, bleeding and the chances of pregnancy. If you are a woman who has been diagnosed with UF/EP please consider the study’s findings below:”