New study reveals green tea may decrease risk of lung cancer

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Jan. 12, 2010 (Coronado, Calif.) — Drinking a cup or more a day of green tea may counteract the effect of smoking on lung cancer, especially in smokers who may not be genetically susceptible to the cancer, according to a Taiwanese researcher.

“The antioxidants may inhibit tumor growth,” I-Hsin Lin, a master’s degree student at Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan, tells WebMD. She presented her findings today at the American Association of Cancer Research — International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer meeting in Coronado, Calif.

Full story: Green Tea May Cut Smokers’ Lung Cancer Risk.