A new spray made from green tea may protect against skin cancer by reducing the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported Tuesday.
Researchers at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio applied the spray onto the skin of ten volunteers, before they were exposed to ultraviolet light.
The results, published in the journal Experimental Dermatology, showed that the skin sprayed with tea was better equipped to cell damage related to the development of cancer.
Green tea is high in disease-fighting chemicals called polyphenols, which scientists say help protect against cancer-related cell damage by boosting the skin’s immune system.
A spray made from white tea worked just as well, they added.
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