More research shows that green tea may lower the risk of stomach cancer
Researchers at the National Cancer Center in Tokyo in conjunction with several University research centers are developing anticancer strategies. They evaluated the evidence from six existing studies regarding Green Teas ability to fight off stomach cancer. The total study population included 219,080 men and women over the age of 40 who were followed for 7 to 11 years. 3,577 cases of stomach cancer eventually occurred. Japanese women who regularly drink 5 or more cups of Green Tea each day have a 21% decreased risk of developing stomach cancer versus women who drink less than one cup a day and the tea was protective even in smokers. The Tea wasn’t significantly protective for men’s stomachs. The study is published online ahead of print June 7th, 2009 in the journal Gut.