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Green Tea reduces the risk of lung cancer (meta-analysis 2009)

Jan 16, 2009


Researchers investigated any possible protective effect related to both green tea and black tea consumption and the risk of lung cancer. They searched for relevant studies published up to November 2008. Twenty-two studies were included that evaluated the consumption of either or both teas and the risk of lung cancer. Those who consumed the most green tea had a 22% decreased risk of developing lung cancer vs. those who rarely or never consumed it. Black tea offered no protection. The study is published in the January 5th, 2009 issue of the journal Lung Cancer.

Green Tea reduces the risk of breast cancer (Meta –analysis 2006)
Researchers at the cancer Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, examined evidence for a protective effect regarding Green Tea and breast cancer risk. The pooling of the information from the four studies used for analysis show that those who consumed the most green tea had a 22% decreased risk of developing breast cancer vs. women who rarely or never consumed green tea. The study is published in the July 2006 issue of the journal carcinogenesis.

Newly published study shows that green Tea cuts the risk of breast cancer
Researchers at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville examined the risk of breast cancer and green tea intake in 3454 women with breast cancer and 3474 women who were breast cancer free over the years 1996-2005. Regular consumption of green tea reduced the risk of breast cancer by 22%. The study is published in the December 11th, 2008 issue of the Journal of Nutrition.