News Item: Tea and Cancer

Hi, Everyone,
This is a good spotlight on tea-drinking... Carl (tooo many 'o's in
yahoo ;P)
Study: Tea May Help Fight Ovarian Cancer
By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer
CHICAGO - Swedish researchers have found tantalizing but
far-from-conclusive evidence that drinking a couple of cups of tea every
day might help reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer.
The study involved 61,057 Swedish women who answered a questionnaire
about their diets and then were tracked for an average of 15 years
through 2004.
During that time, 301 women developed ovarian cancer. Those who reported
drinking two or more cups of tea a day were 46 percent less likely to
develop the disease than women who drank no tea. Drinking less than two
cups also appeared to help, but not as much.
The researchers did not break out the results by tea types, but most of
the tea drinkers consumed black tea. Both black and green tea contain
polyphenols — substances thought to block cell damage that can lead to
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