Drinking Black or
Green Tea will Reduce the Risk of Ovarian Cancer
New research shows that drinking just two cups of tea a day can lower
the risk of developing ovarian cancer by almost 50 percent. Previous
research has shown that drinking tea can lower the risk of developing
some cancers, but this new study indicates it can lower the risk of
ovarian cancer by half.
The Swedish Mammography Cohort looked at 61,057 women who were between
40 and 76 years old. At the beginning of the study 68 percent of the
women said they drank tea at least once a month. Most drank black tea.
After 15 years there were 301 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Forbes reports that Dr. Susanna C. Larsson said that “We found a lower
risk of ovarian cancer associated with greater tea consumption."
Amazingly each additional cup of tea reduced the risk of ovarian cancer
Even one cup a day cut the risk by 24 percent. Even consumption of tea
periodically may reduce the threat of ovarian cancer. The researchers
suggest women start drinking tea.
Ovarian cancer is the forth leading cause of cancer death in women. Both
green tea and black tea contain polyphenols. These substances can block
cell damage that can lead to cancer. Both tea and coffee are rich in
Over 20,000 women in the US are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each
year. It will strike 1 in 58 women. It is very difficult to detect
early but the symptoms are abdominal bloating, indigestion and urinary
According to the Associated Press, the study is “far-from-conclusive”.
But this s a minor lifestyle change and does not appear to have negative
consequences. The study appears in the Dec.12/26 issue of the Archives
of Internal Medicine
By Dan Wilson
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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