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Men drinking 5 cups of green tea per day had a 48% lower risk of advanced prostate cancer
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Men who drank 5 or more cups of green tea per day were 48% less likely to get advanced prostate cancer compared to men who drank less than one cup per day according to a 2007 study from researchers at the National Cancer Center in Japan.
Subjects: 49,920 Japanese men aged 40–69 years
The study included data on 49,920 Japanese men aged 40–69 years who completed a questionnaire in 1990 or 1993 that included their green tea consumption habit at baseline and were followed until the end of 2004.
Conclusion: Green tea may be associated with a decreased risk of advanced prostate cancer
“Green tea [consumption] may be associated with a decreased risk of advanced prostate cancer,” the authors of the study concluded.
Kurahashi N, Sasazuki S, Iwasaki M, Inoue M, and Tsugane S. Green tea consumption and prostate cancer risk in Japanese men: a prospective study. Am J Epidemiol, 2008 Jan 01; 167(1): 71-77.
Author’s Contact Info
Dr. N. Kurahashi
Epidemiology and Prevention Division
Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening
National Cancer Center
5-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
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