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Tea consumption prevents Ovarian cancer risk significantly   
Posted by: Rajni Sharma

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A latest study has claimed that Tea hold the key to preventing Ovarian Cancer. Two independent researches carried out by The University of Washington and National Institute of Environmental Medicine in Stockholm has associated tea with cutting down the risk of ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer which is a cancerous growth arising from different parts of the ovary is the eighth most common cancer amongst women. After lung and bronchus, breast, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths. More women die of ovarian cancer as compared to other cancers of female reproductive system.

The University of Washington conducted a test on 2,000 women belonging to different professions in this regard. Women who consumed at least one cup of green tea a day reduced the risk of cancer formation by 54 percent.

A similar study carried out by National Institute of Environmental Medicine in Stockholm also claimed something on similar lines. The study was published in Archives of Internal Medicine.

National Institute of Environmental Medicine studied 61,057 women aged between 40 to 76 years in this regard. At the time of enrollment, between the years 1987 and 1990 the participants were asked to complete a 67-item food frequency questionnaire. They were then monitored through December 2004 for incidents of Cancer. As per the study, women who drank at least two cups of black tea a day cut down the risk of occurrence of ovarian cancer by 50%.

Tea which is the second most consumed beverages in the world is hailed for its cancer preventing properties due to the presence of Antioxidants.Beasides cutting down the risk of ovarian cancer, Tea also imparts many other health benefits. Drinking tea is associated with reducing risk of heart attack and enhancing blood vessel function. It has been associated with promoting better dental health in the form of supporting healthy tooth enamel due to its fluoride properties.

The combined conclusion from both the researches emerges that drinking a cup of green tea or two cups of Black tea per day cuts down the risk of ovarian cancer. Someone truly said “ Tea is the cup of life”

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