While prostate cancer is a common cancer in western men, rates of this type of cancer are significantly lower in Asian countries. Recent American research has found that some chemicals found in tea could be capable of slowing the growth of prostate cancer.
In 2010, an Australian study was conducted into the effects of tea consumption on ovarian cancer risk. The study found that women who consume green tea or black tea have a reduced risk of developing ovarian cancer. Similar studies found black tea to be effective in reducing ovarian cancer risk.
Consuming tea daily can:
- reduce the spread of cancer to other parts of the body (metastasising)
- slow down the growth of the cancer
- reduce the likelihood of cancer developing in the first place
Tea can also protect against cancers of the mouth, stomach, pancreas, bowel, digestive system, and the bladder in women. A recent review highlights the potential of substances found in green tea to protect against colon, skin, lung, prostate, and breast cancer.