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Radio Study: Both Tea and Coffee decrease the risk of brain cancer

Nov 15, 2010

November 15, 2010

Both Tea and Coffee decrease the risk of brain cancer

     Coffee and tea lovers may have a decreased likelihood of developing the most common form of malignant brain tumor in adults, a new study suggests. The researchers from Oxford, Cambridge, the German Cancer Research Institute and from throughout Europe who participated in the EPIC study were led by Brown University scientists who examined the effects of coffee and tea on the risk of glioma in more than 521,000 adults from nine countries in Europe. Gliomas are a group of brain and spinal cord tumors that make up about 80 percent of all malignant brain cancers in adults.

     Those people who consumed greater than 100ml of coffee or tea per day (about 3 and a third ounces) had a 44% decreased rate of malignant brain cancer (glioma) compared to those who didn’t consume as much. The study is published in the November 2010 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.