Interesting, but until it's tested extensively it's just a theory.
I clicked on another article on the same page and it discussed how non-mate tea which also has anti-cancer potential is significantly changed by the human digestive process and less effective after making the gastro journey.www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080407172713.htm
But thanks for the link. All information is interesting.
In remission April 2010 after 10 years of UC with no remission ever
Jan 2010 began SpecCarbDiet (modified to remove dairy, fruit & juices,)
Gluten-free=bleeding stopped in 3 days, 95% remission in 5.5 months on SCD
SCDiet: Gluten/grain-free, low starch, low carb, honey as sweetener
(9)Balsalazide+(6)Citrucel, mesalamine enema as needed
(1) VSL#3 nightly-adding fruit back in small quantity 2011