Tea can’t give protection against breast cancer


According to a study, though green tea has lots of anti oxidant in it but still it can't provide any protection against breast cancer.

Earlier studies done on both animals and plants cells have shown that green tea can enhance the body's defense mechanism against cancers.

The latest research done with fifty four thousand women did not suggest any link between intake of green tea and risk of breast cancer as per the reports by Daily Mail.

The study was headed by Dr. Motoki Iwasaki of National Cancer Center of Tokyo along with his team.

He stated that the human study could not conclude anything. The prospective cohort study which was based on a large scale population included women with varied quantity of in takers of tea including women who drank less than one cup tea per week to women who took more than ten cups or ten cups per day.

He further added that from the study it could not be concluded that green tea intake has any association with risk of breast cancer.

Under the study women were questioned twice once in the beginning and once after five years.

Incendents of cancer were examined from the notice received from important local hospitals in the study and also on cancer registries based on population.

They have found out that almost twelve percent of the women drank less than one cup of tea in a week where as twenty seven percent drank five or more than five cups in one day.

Iwasaki pointed out that the present study done was very strong due to its prospective design. They have collected information before women were diagnosed with breast cancers and thus they could avoid exposure recall bias which was likely to be present in case control studies.

Iwasaki clearly stated that green tea, if considered as a beverage does not reduce the risk of breast cancer irrespective of its types and number of cups consumed.

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