Three Recent Meta-Analyses; Green Tea Consumption Decreases the Risk Of Breast Cancer

February 01, 2011

    A recent analysis of all existing research on Green Tea consumption shows that drinking more than three cups a day decreases the risk of breast cancer recurrence by 27%. An analysis of case-controlled studies shows that Green Tea consumption decreases the risk of developing breast cancer at any point by 19%. These Chinese researchers find fault with a recent Japanese analysis of studies which found no connection between Green Tea intake and breast cancer in cohort studies citing possible flaws in analytical method although the final outcome of the Japanese analysis also supports the conclusion that Green Tea is ultimately protective for breast tissue against the risk of cancer. The report is published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment on January 29th, 2011 [Epub ahead of print]