Tea cuts prostate cancer risk

27 March 2013

Drinking at least two cups of tea a day may cut a man's risk of prostate cancer by more than a third.

New research has suggested that regular tea drinkers are 37 per cent less likely to develop cancer than those who only indulge in a brew once a week, the Daily Mail reported.

According to scientists at Maastricht University, the benefits do not translate for coffee drinkers.

Prostate cancer is a common problem among men and risk increases with age. Genes have also been identified as risk indicators.

However, men trying to avoid a cancer diagnosis may not want to stock up on their tea bags just yet.

The newspaper highlighted that there have been conflicting findings on the benefits of tea and different types could yield varying results.

For example, a previous study has suggested that yerba mate tea can help to combat colon cancer, killing off cancerous cells.

Posted by Jeannette Royston

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