February 2, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ The natural amounts of caffeine found in coffee and green tea strongly suppresses the growth of brain cancer causing cells, according to South Korean researchers.

The study performed on animals showed that caffeine kept in check the growth of inositol trisphosphate receptors (IP3R) closely linked to glioblastoma, the most

common and aggressive brain tumor found in humans. Researchers say that calcium plays a role in spreading the tumor cells, but caffeine counteracts that spread.

The amounts of caffeine used in the tests were equivalent to two to five cups of coffee or green tea per day.

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