Green tea drinkers again show lower cancer risks
The latest findings show an impressive 29% reduced risk of colon cancer for those drinking green tea daily long term.
The researchers found that those women who drank green tea regularly for at least 20 years were 27% less likely than non-green-tea-drinkers to develop any digestive system cancer such as stomach cancer or throat cancer, and were 29% less likely to develop colorectal cancer.
This stayed true even after taking out all of the cofounders such as smoking, drinking, exercise and diet.
According to the National Cancer Institute there is ‘strong evidence’ that green tea has the potential to fight cancer as it contains certain antioxidant chemicals such as EGCG, that can prevent the body-cell damage that can lead to cancer and other diseases.
Study on 69,000 Chinese women, followed for 10 years, by lead author Sarah Nechuta, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor of Medicine, and Senior Researcher Dr. Wei Zheng, Head of Epidemiology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville. It was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Wednesday November 1, 2012. As reported on October 24, 2012 by Reuters.