Drinking tea can reduce risk of breast cancer

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Tea consumption may reduce risk of breast cancer as it increases vascular function. An analysis to evaluate the relationship between tea consumption and alcohol consumption and physical activity and risk of breast cancer revealed that tea drinkers may have a lower risk of developing the disease. The polyphenols, including catechins and gallocatchins, abundant in tea are found to have antioxidant activity and potential antitumor effect. In another study, the flavonoids in black tea were found to have a direct effect on vascular function by helping to prevent injury to the blood vessels.

Drinking tea can reduce risk of breast cancer
Drinking tea can reduce risk of breast cancer
Tea drinkers could have less of a breast cancer risk as it increases the functions of blood vessels, says a new research. Commenting on the new research, women's health specialist Catherine Hood said: "Compared with non-drinkers, regular tea drinkers had a 21% decreased risk of breast cancer. Hood said 39 studies involving 13,204 breast cancer cases and 87,248 controls were identified for the entire study.
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