Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found that drinking five cups of green tea a day can reduce the risk of breast cancer by up to 22 percent.
In the meta-analysis of previous studies, researchers suggest the polyphenol content of the tea is likely responsible for its protective effects. Green tea has also been linked to a decreased risk of lung, prostate and ovarian cancer.
The meta-analysis examining the effects of green tea was based on three cohort studies and one population based study. These latest results were published in the journal Carcinogenesis.
Despite the protective effect seen with green tea, black tea was not found to have a protective effect.
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