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Sipping green or black tea daily may prevent ovarian cancer

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A recent study conducted by the University of Washington in Stockholm claims that drinking black or green tea may prevent Ovarian Cancer in women.

The report says, “Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths. More women die of ovarian cancer as compared to other cancers of female reproductive system.”

The research was conducted on 2000 women from different professions and different age groups. The report claims that women who consume at least two cups of black tea a day face 50 percent less risk of Ovarian Cancer formation.
The study also found that at least one cup of green tea daily can cut down the risk of formation of ovarian cancer in women by 54 percent.

A nutritional epidemiologist at the American Cancer Society, Marji Mcullough said, “If these findings are real, they’d be important because ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in women.”

A chemical named EGCG, found in both green and black teas limits and binds the protein which increases the risk of Ovarian cancer in women.

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