Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Japanese study shows green tea consumption does not help protect a person from the risk of breast cancer.
Previous research regarding the intake of the green tea suggested its potential to protect a person from obtaining breast cancer. However, the latest study of Japanese researchers found no connection between green tea and breast cancer protection among Japanese women subjects.

The finding’s report is published in the Breast Cancer Research journal.

Lead researcher Dr. Motoki Iwasaki, at the Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening of the National Cancer Center in Tokyo, said that their team found no association between the protection from the risk of breast cancer from habitual intake of green tea by large number of Japanese women.

He added on their finding that the habitual drinking of green tea among those women does not reduce the risk of acquiring the illness.

According to Iwasaki, one factor regarding the strength of their new study was its potential, the data and information they have was gathered before the acquisition of the breast cancer illness.

Experts studied 53,793 individuals, between 1995 and 1998. These women were asked about the amount of green tea they consumed.

Researchers asked the question at the start of their study, and after five years, they took another survey, questioning participants regarding two different kind of green tea, Bancha/Genmaicha and Sencha.

On the study, 12 percent of these women drink less than a cup of green tea a week, while almost 27 percent drink more than five cups a day and others drinks up to ten cups daily.

After 14 years of follow-up on their research, 350 women were diagnosed to have breast cancer. Still, researchers found no links between green tea intake and the possible development of breast cancer to  a person.


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