Green tea intake does not reduce breast cancer risks, study finds

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Although some research has suggested that drinking green tea might help protect women from breast cancer, a new, large Japanese study comes to a different conclusion.

“We found no overall association between green tea intake and the risk of breast cancer among Japanese women who have habitually drunk green tea,” says lead researcher Dr. Motoki Iwasaki, from the Epidemiology and Prevention Division at the Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening of the National Cancer Center in Tokyo.

“Our findings suggest that green tea intake within a usual drinking habit is unlikely to reduce the risk of breast cancer,” he says.

The report is published in the Oct. 28 online issue of the journal Breast Cancer Research.

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