Drink more tea

A new study shows that it may prevent ovarian cancer.


Rebecca Traister
December 14, 2005 3:25AM (UTC)

Well, I do hate a link to Fox News, but it's the first place I noticed this story, so fair's fair. A new study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, has found that women who drink at least two cups of tea a day lower their chance of getting ovarian cancer by 46 percent, and that every additional cuppa lowers their risk by an additional 18 percent.

While there have been a zillion studies demonstrating the antioxidant benefits of green and black teas, this is the first to look specifically at the connection between tea and ovarian cancer.

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Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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