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Green tea lowers some cancer risks

October 14, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Drinking green tea could help lower your risk of developing certain kinds of cancer. Researchers in Japan found that green tea lowered study subjects' risk of developing blood and lymph system cancers by more than 40 percent.

The study of a large group of Japanese adults aged 40 to 79 years old found those who drank at least 5 cups of green tea daily had a 42 percent lower risk for developing blood cancers, and a 48 percent lower risk for lymph system cancers.

Drinking green tea has also been associated with lowering the risk of dying of heart disease.

Their findings are published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

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