Green tea has long enjoyed the status of being a health benefiting potion that fights a host of diseases and helps achieve good health.
Stephanie Watson of Harvard Women's Health Watch explains how regular consumption of green tea can lower the risk of cardiovascular ailments including heart attack and stroke.
Green tea is power-packed with natural agents like catechins, polyphenols and antioxidants that help shield the body against types of cancers, strengthen immunity, facilitate weight loss as well as help maintain healthy bones.
The American Cancer Society describes multiple myeloma as a type of cancer, "formed by malignant plasma cells. Normal plasma cells are found in the bone marrow and are an important part of the immune system". Amyloidosis, on the other hand, is a rare disease. It occurs when a certain protein - which is produced in bone borrow - starts building up in the organs.
It was found that the polyphenol found in green tea prevent "light chain amyloid" from further accumulating or multiplying.
The study was published in 'Biological Chemistry'.