Green Tea May Guard Against Endometrial Cancer

Green Tea May Guard Against Endometrial Cancer by Cathy Wong

New research suggests that sipping tea may shield you from endometrial cancer. A type of cancer that forms in the tissue lining the uterus, endometrial cancer is estimated to have caused 7,780 deaths in the U.S. in 2009.

For a recently published review, researchers sized up several studies on the role of black tea and green tea in the prevention of endometrial cancer. Results revealed that increasing tea consumption by two cups daily was linked to a 25 percent reduced risk for endometrial cancer. Furthermore, the protective effect of green tea on endometrial cancer seemed more evident than that of black tea.

Although their analysis indicates that tea - especially green tea - may help guard against endometrial cancer, the review's authors warn that more research is needed before any conclusions can be drawn.

Rich in antioxidants, green tea may protect against other types of cancer, according to a previous research review. Publishing their findings last year, scientists analyzed 51 studies and found "limited moderate to strong evidence" for green tea's ability to help prevent lung, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer.

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