Green tea ‘does not protect against breast cancer’

It may be packed with anti-oxidants but green tea does not protect against breast cancer, according to an extensive study.
Previous research on both animals and human cells had suggested the hot drink could boost the body's defences against the cancer.

However, the latest analysis looking at 54,000 women found no association between drinking green tea and breast cancer risk.

Dr Motoki Iwasaki, from the National Cancer Centre, Tokyo, worked with a team of researchers to carry out the study.

He said: ‘Results from human studies have been inconclusive. Our large-scale, population-based prospective cohort study is one of the first to include a wide range of tea intakes; women who drank green tea less than 1 cup per week to those who drank 10 or more cups per day.

‘It found no overall association between green tea intake and the risk of breast cancer”

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