Green tea citrus research
The famous Ohsaki Cohort Study in Japan includes 42470 Japanese men and women, aged 40 to 79 years.
Researchers have now examined this database for all cancer and individual cancer incidence from 1995 to 2003 while comparing dietary citrus and green tea consumption as reported on questionnaires.
Daily citrus reduced cancers
They found daily citrus consumption was associated with an overall 11% reduced risk for all cancers.
The citrus consumption alone showed only 14% reduced risk for men and 7% reduced risk for women.
However, it showed 38% reduced risk for pancreatic cancers and 37% reduced risk for prostate cancers.
Daily green tea citrus combined
When the scientists analyzed people who also reported drinking at least one cup of green tea daily, the reduced risk of all cancers improved from 11% to 17% protection.
This study did not identify specific fruits and recommends clinical trials to confirm their findings (Li WQ et al, Citrus consumption and cancer incidence: The Ohsaki Cohort Study, International Journal of Cancer, January 2010).
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