Drink more tea

A new study shows that it may prevent ovarian cancer.

By Rebecca Traister

Published December 13, 2005 10:25PM (EST)

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.

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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