Thursday, May 01, 2008

Green tea and ovarian cancer

Researchers comparing the impact of coffee, black tea, green tea, and cola on a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer found that women who drank at least 1 cup of green tea per day had a 54 percent lower risk of getting cancer. None of the other beverages was found to have any effect on risk.

The study concludes:

Green tea, which is commonly consumed in countries with low ovarian cancer incidence, should be further investigated for its cancer prevention properties.

The study appeared in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, which is published by the American Association for Cancer Research.

The American Association for Cancer Research, headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, commemorated its 100th year with a conference in Singapore last year.

—Mellow Monk

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