Green Tea Could Reduce The Risk Of Women Developing Certain Cancers

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Green tea has long been hailed as a great way of detoxing your body but new research suggests that drinking green tea could have far-reaching health benefits.

According to a Canadian study, which followed more than 69,000 Chinese women over the course a decade, drinking green tea can reduce the risk of older women developing colon, stomach and throat cancer.

The study found that of the 69,000 participants, those who drank green tea at least three times per week were at least 14 per cent less likely to develop cancer of the stomach, colon or throat.

Study author, Wei Zheng, from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, said that the study shows that tea consumption reduced the risk of cancers of the digestive system.

Previous studies have reached conflicting conclusions in terms of the relationship between green tea consumption and cancer risk and there is some scepticism surrounding the results, as people who drink green tea tend to be more health conscious anyway. Dr Zheng said that his study did take lifestyle factors into account, yet even with these factored in, there was still a link between green tea consumption and reduced risk of cancer.

Dr Zheng’s team said that there was “strong evidence” from research on animals and human cells, to suggest that drinking green tea on a regular basis can reduce the risk of cancer of the digestive system in middle-aged and older women.

The results showed that women who had drunk green tea on a regular basis for over 20 years were 27 per cent less likely to develop cancer of the digestive system and 29 per cent less likely to develop colorectal cancer than those who rarely drank green tea.

 

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