Green tea endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma
A new study has found significantly reduced risk of a uterine cancer in women who drink more than 4 cups of green tea daily.
Endometrial adenocarcinoma is a cancer that begins in the endometrium of the uterus and is also called uterine cancer.
Researchers in Japan studied 152 women diagnosed with cancer with a case-control matched sample of 285 cancer-free women.
4 cups green tea daily
Women who drank 4 cups of green tea daily had 67% reduced risk of endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma compared to those women who did not drink green tea.
Even those who drank the least amount, averaging only one cup daily showed some risk reduction of 23%.
The dose relationship--the more green tea, the lower the risk of cancer--held steady regardless of other factors like obesity or menopause (Kakuta Y, Case-control study of green tea consumption and the risk of endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma, Cancer Causes & Control, December 2008).
US uterine cancer statistics
Approximately 40,000 women are newly diagnosed with uterine cancer in the United States every year (ACS).
This study was restricted to diagnosed endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma (EEA) only.
Here are related studies on breast and ovarian cancers.
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This page last updated by Sharon Jones on September 16, 2012
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