Consuming a couple of cups of tea each day over a period of time can decrease the chance of ovarian cancer suggests a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine claims. And every additional cup of tea per day seems to provide more security, researchers found.
Against Ovarian Cancer
Since tea is the 2nd most-consumed drink on earth, its possible health benefits may have significant consequences for human health and illness prevention,” states that the Tea Council of the USA.
“A wealth of research indicates that tea can play a part in the decrease of risk of cardiovascular disease and various kinds of cancer,” notes Joe Simrany, president of the trade association. “These findings indicate that drinking tea regularly may help to decrease the chance of ovarian cancer too. This is very good news and points to another place where tea might have a beneficial impact on health”
Researchers in Sweden’s National Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, examined the association between tea consumption and risk of ovarian cancer in 61,057 women 40 to 76 decades old who participate at the population-based Swedish Mammography Cohort.
The participants performed a confirmed 67-item food frequency questionnaire at enrollment between 1987 and 1990 and were followed for cancer incidence through December 2004.
At baseline, 68 percent of these participants reported drinking tea — mostly black tea — at least once every month. During 15.1 decades of followup, 301 women were diagnosed with epithelial ovarian cancer. The researchers discovered tea ingestion of a couple of cups of tea daily had a substantial inverse association with the risk of prostate cancer.
Especially, women who drank two or more cups of tea per day experienced a 46 percent reduced risk of ovarian cancer, compared with women who drank no tea. Each additional cup of tea was associated with an 18 percent decreased risk of prostate cancer.
Added Health Benefits
A large number of research studies indicate that drinking tea can lead to general wellbeing. Possible benefits include the following:
- Decreased risk of heart attack and stroke, along with improved blood vessel function;
- Reduced levels of oxidative DNA damage and increases in antioxidant levels in the blood; and