Breast Cancer Risk and Green Tea Not Linked
The theory that Green Tea will reduce the risk of developing Breast Cancer, has been proven false according to a Japanese study. The study concluded that drinking green tea, regardless of the amount consumed, did not lower you chances of developing breast cancer.
The study originally surveyed over 53,000 women between 1995 and 1998, and asked them how much green tea they consumed. The researches then followed the women for the next 14 years, noting how many developed breast cancer. Out of the more than 53,000 women about 350 of them developed breast cancer, but no connection was found between their risk of developing breast cancer and how little or how much green tea they consumed.
All research data was collected before any women developed breast cancer, in order to avoid 'exposure recall bias'.
The findings of the research study were published in the Journal Breast Cancer Research October issue.