Lifetime of tea drinking can reduce risk of ovarian cancer
A lifetime of tea drinking can significantly reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in later life, according to the results of a new medical study.
Women who begin drinking tea at a young age and drink the beverage more often are less likely to get the disease, which affects around 7,000 Britons a year.
The results of the study were published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology and have been welcomed by the Tea Advisory Panel.
Health experts conducted a two-year study of 1,000 women with an average age of 59, half of which were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, while a controlled group of 500 were free of the disease.
They were questioned about their tea drinking habits from how often they made a cup, what kind of tea they drank and when they first started.
The researchers discovered that the women without cancer were more likely to be tea drinkers from an earlier age than those diagnosed with the illness.