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The Fibroids Project Discusses the Potential of Green Tea Extract to Treat Uterine Fibroids

The Fibroids Project Interviews the Scientific Director of Meharry Medical College

New York, NY, September 30, 2010 --( The Fibroids Project ( will be interviewing Ayman Al-Hendy, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Al-Hendy is the Vice Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Scientific Director at Meharry Medical College. He also serves as OB/GYN at Nashville General Hospital and Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Al-Hendy is in the process of conducting clinical trials for an extract of green tea that could be used as a treatment for uterine fibroids.

Dr. Al-Hendy and his team of investigators stated that an extract of green tea has the ability to kill human leiomyoma cells in tissue cultures and can eradicate fibroid lesions in animal models. Dr. Al-Hendy said if the treatment is found to be effective in humans it can change the lives of millions of women who are currently faced with a hysterectomy as their only treatment option.

The symptoms of uterine fibroids are often debilitating and include excessive vaginal bleeding, anemia, fatigue and lack of energy. According to Dr. Al-Hendy, women who suffer from uterine fibroids may lose time from work, have higher medical expenses and often need advanced medical treatment in order to become pregnant – all things that cause both emotional and economic hardship for families.

In line with the social nature of The Fibroids Project, an open call for questions to be asked to Dr. Al-Hendy has been issued to women across various social networks (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, etc). The goal of the is to connect women suffering from symptomatic uterine fibroids with subject matter experts.

The Fibroids Project is the brainchild of past fibroids sufferer, Renee Brown, Career Transformation Strategist and owner of Your Career My Advice and Nnamdi G. Osuagwu, Information Technology/Social Media Consultant and owner of Strategic Generation. The Fibroids Project is the duo's first venture into Social Entrepreneurship. Its mission is to: “Make Life Better for Women with Fibroids.”

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