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Green Tea Extract shrinks Uterine Fibroids

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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:

  • Green Tea Extract (epigallocatechin gallate [EGCG])  showed significant reduction in total UF volume-
  • Anemia also significantly improved by 0.7 g/dL in the EGCG treatment group, while average blood loss significantly decreased from 71 mL/month to 45 mL/month-
  • No adverse effects, endometrial hyperplasia, or other endometrial pathology were observed in either group-

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.

For any other questions or comments about nutritional supplementation to manage cancer, scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids with green tea extract: a pilot randomized controlled clinical study.

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.”


These results postulate the potential role of vitamin D3 for an effective, safe, nonsurgical medical treatment option for uterine fibroids…”

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.

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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. 

To order Life Extension Mega Green Tea Extract, also my brand, also tested and approved by ConsumerLab.com, click on  Green Tea Extract.

For more information about natural treatments to cure chronic disease, scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

How many women are affected by uterine fibroids?

“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.”

Role of vitamin D in uterine fibroid biology.

“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…”

Green Tea Extract shrink 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:”

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13 comments
Courtney says last year

Thank you so very much for sharing this – I’m grateful and hopeful! The only other alternative the docs give me is birth control. I don’t know that I fully understand the side effects of that route – so I’m extremely thankful for this option to experiment with. Can you tell me — have you come across any other research that suggests this kind of daily supplement to be harmful in any way?
Again, thank you so so much. Very curious to learn more about your story.

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    David Emerson says last year

    Hi Courtney-

    To be honest, I began to focus on my cancer, multiple myeloma, shortly after I posted this research on uterine fibroids. Therefore, I know comparatively little about uterine fibroids, etc.

    David Emerson

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David Emerson says a couple of years ago

Hi Jennifer- Again, because I am not a medical professional, I can relay only what is cited in the study from the blog post. EGCG, 800 mg, has been shown to reduce UF volume. David

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Jennifer Rueda says a couple of years ago

Hello I’m trying to treat my fibroid that 2 centimeters and I have all the symptoms and spot and feel bloated and cramp. what’s best to do how much mg should I be taking?

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    David Emerson says a couple of years ago

    Hi Jen-

    Since I am not a medical professional, the only feedback I can give is what EGCG dose is used in the study. See below.

    “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”

    David Emerson

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      Jennifer Rueda says a couple of years ago

      So this product can help my fibroid?

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neha says 4 years ago

My mom has fibroid gaat.so if she have green tea will not affect the fibroid gaat

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    David Emerson says 4 years ago

    Hi Neha-

    I’m not sure what you are asking in your email to me. However if you are asking if green tea extract shrinks uterine fibroids, yes, according to the study linked and excerpted in the blog that you came in on, yes, green tea extract shrinks fibroids.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    David Emerson

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      beatrice says a couple of years ago

      Green Tea: What is the dosage per day?

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        David Emerson says a couple of years ago

        Hi Beatrice,

        The dose used in the study that you came in on was 800 mg per day. The supplement I take is 750 mg per capsule.

        “The subjects were randomized to oral daily treatment with either 800 mg of green tea extract (45% EGCG) or placebo (800 mg of brown rice) for 4 months…”

        David Emerson

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Nicole says 6 years ago

Good day. Thanks for the info on the green tea. May I ask how large were your fibroids? What dosage of the life extension brand did you take per day and for how long to achieve fibroid shrinkage? I have mine on the way in the mail but not sure on dosage. Thank you

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    David Emerson says 6 years ago

    Nicole-

    A capsule of the green tea extract from LEF is 725 mg. The study linked re green tea and UF cites 800 mg. doses. I am the author of the post but I have never had UF. I take green tea extract for other anti-cancer reasons. There are other women who have posted who may reply to your question. Thanks.

    David Emerson

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