Tea may cut Ovarian Cancer risk

Written by
last updated: April 2006

tea benefits ovarian cancer

Study found Tea may protect against Ovarian Cancer

Researchers from Sweden followed more than 60,000 women ages 40 to 76 for more than 15 years. Analysis of their food frequency questionnaire showed that women who drank more than two cups of tea a day lowered their ovarian cancer risk by 46 percent; those who drank one cup of tea a day lowered their risk by 24 percent. On average, each additional cup of tea was associated with an 18 percent decrease in the risk for developing ovarian cancer. The results of this study were published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in December 2005.

Editor's Note: One more reason to drink Tea!

Whether it is black, green or red (oolong) tea, they all contain polyphenols which gives tea its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants may help protect our body from free radical damage. Indeed, tea ranks just as high or, in some cases, higher than many fruits and vegetables in the ORAC score, a score which measures antioxidant potential of plant-based foods. However, it is important to note that most herbal teas, on the other hand, do not contain the beneficial polyphenols.

Previous studies have demonstrated the anti-cancer properties of polyphenols. Some studies have suggested that tea's polyphenols may reduce the risk of gastric, esophageal and skin cancers if one consumes 4 to 6 cups daily. Other laboratory studies have found that polyphenols help prevent blood clotting and may even lower cholesterol levels.

Bottom Line: Tea is a healthy beverage offering many health benefits (if you skip the cream and sugar). Brew your tea for at least 3 - 5 minutes to bring out the beneficial polyphenols. Enjoy the aroma of tea!

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

Related Articles

Stay Connected with
Facebook YouTube
Twitter Podcast
Instagram Newsletter
Pinterest Google

Health Poll
Did you drink less alcohol this month?
No, about the same
Do not drink alcohol
Yes, considerably
Yes, somewhat

Member Area
Eating Smart
Cooking Smart
Compare Packaged Foods
Super Foods & Supplements
Health & Nutrition
Life Stages & Sports
Multimedia & Tools
My Account
Free Nutrition Newsletter
GoUnDiet Book
About GoUnDiet
Free Tools
About Us
Advertise with Us
Privacy Policy
Contact Us
Press Room
In the News
Advertise with Us
Information on this site is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or dietitian. Information and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
HONcode accreditation seal.
Copyright © 1997-2017 HealthCastle Nutrition Inc. All rights reserved.