Wednesday, December 28, 2005

New Study Shows Drinking Tea May Reduce Risk of Developing Ovarian Cancer

A new study has found that tea-drinkers may reduce their risks of developing ovarian cancer by almost half.

The Karolinska Instutite conducted the study, revealing that middle-age women who drink two or more cups of green or black tea every day are likely to cut their chances of developing epithelial ovarian cancer by 46 percent. And each additional cup could lower the risk by another 18 percent.

While Dr. Susanna C. Larsson and her colleagues do admit that additional factors come into play, (ex. tea drinkers were also more prone to be more health conscious in general) the prevalence of the findings are too significant to simply dismiss. “The dose-reponse relationship for tea consumption with ovarian cancer risk makes chance less likely.” says Larsson.

Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death for women in the U.S. Only 30 percent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer survive beyond five years.

H/T to Vanessa at Feministing

Original Comments Made for This Entry:
CatS. wrote on 12-27-2006
Hi Rachael. Thank you for the good info. I suppose I should put my tea kettle to use more:)

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