Green Tea Cuts Stomach Cancer Risk in Women

GREENTNo worries, I’ll skip all the lame “ancient Chinese secret” jokes.

Green tea, which originated in China, but has spread to all over the world, may help curb stomach cancer in women.

A new study found women drinking 5 or more cups of green tea each day were less likely to develop gastric cancer.

Regularly drinking green tea cut risk by 20% among the women studied.

Writing in the journal Gut, scientists say they aren’t exactly sure why green tea works, but they think green tea may contain compounds that fight bacteria associated with stomach cancer.

Oddly, the study didn’t find a link between increased tea drinking and lower risk of stomach cancer risk in men.

I guess we’re stuck with beer and Pepto-Bismol guys.

Via Reuters.

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