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
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.
Back to Health