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Mate Tea Fights Colon Cancer: Health Benefits of This South African Beverage

According to a recent University of Illinois study, bioactive compounds in mate tea, a beverage consumed in South America for its medicinal properties, killed human colon cancer cells in vitro. The scientists attribute this surprising health benefit to the tea’s caffeine derivatives that not only induced death in the cancer cells, but also reduced important markers of inflammation.

Source: University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

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