Switch to Herbal/Green/Black tea to cut ovarian cancer risk

Drinking herbal tea helps decrease risk of ovarian cancer, reveals a recent study.

The Lead Researcher at the Institute of Medical Research, Queensland, Dr. Christina Nagle, said that the results of the study indicated that drinking more than four cups of black, green or herbal tea a day, can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by nearly 30 percent.

Although the previous studies in animals, did suggest that tea could inhibit the growth of ovarian cancer cells, results of human studies were inconsistent.

Nagle said that the findings suggest that antioxidants in tea are beneficial in fighting cancer in humans.

The study included a survey conducted on approximately 2700 Australian women (half with ovarian cancer and half without), wherein, each they were questioned about their lifestyle and diet, including tea-drinking habits.

Green tea is thought to be the healthiest kind of tea. Although the results did not show a strong link to green tea alone, with all the evidence received so far from across the world, it is suggested that drinking one or more cups of green tea a day may reduce risk of developing ovarian cancer by atleast 40 percent.

The study has been published in Cancer Causes Control.