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Health Research: Tea may lower the risk against prostate cancer

U.S News reported recently that Tea  may lower the risk against prostate cancer due to its high concentration of flavanoids.

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This  preliminary research involved 1,900 patients newly diagnosed with prostate cancer. It was found that those whose diets included the highest amount of flavonoids were 25 % less likely to have been diagnosed with the fastest-moving and harshest form of the disease compared to those who had been taking in the fewest flavonoids.

Susan Steck, associate professor at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health and author of this study says that this study was aimed at comparing men with low agressive disease to high agressive and the impact of flavonoids on reducing the risk of aggressive prostate cancer. The authors identified Green and Black Tea, as well as orange and grapefruit juice, as the prime sources of flavonoids consumed by study participants. Strawberries, onions, cooked greens, kale and broccoli also were popular flavonoid-rich foods.”They may not affect your risk for getting the cancer, but it may mitigate against the kind of cancer you would get” she added.

Susan Steck and her colleagues will discuss their findings at the annual cancer prevention meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, in Anaheim, Calif.

There are also other health studies that show that these particular antioxidants may help reduce cancer risk by fighting inflammation, oxidation, cell death and tumor cell growth.

Happy Tea Break.

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