Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Men who drink lots tea likely to develop cancer

Men who drink lots of tea are far more likely to develop prostate cancer, researchers have warned. They found that those who drank seven or more cups a day had a 50 per cent higher risk of contracting the disease than men who had three or fewer. 

The warning comes after scientists at the University of Glasgow tracked the health of more than 6,000 men for four decades. Their findings run counter to previous research, which had suggested that tea-drinking lowers the risk of cancer, as well as heart disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. 

Its results were based on the Midspan Collaborative Study, which started in Scotland in 1970 when 6,016 men aged between 21 and 75 were asked detailed questions about their lifestyle, including daily tea intake, then monitored for up to 37 years. 

The study team found 6.4 per cent of those who consumed at least seven cups of tea per day contracted prostate cancer compared to 4.6 per cent of those who drank three cups at most. 515400_US Market ONLY - Olotels New York 468x60

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