Prevent Cancer of the breast with Green Tea? Dr. Stephanie Bernik, breast cancer surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, United States, said it was difficult to say that there is no benefit at all from consuming green tea.
"Maybe there is no benefit, specifically for breast cancer," he said.
Bernik noted that many women who have breast cancer are interested in alternative medicine when medical treatment from the West can not heal.
"We always seek further knowledge about how to treat breast cancer and reduce the incidence of breast cancer," he said. "Women definitely interested in what way they can have a healthy lifestyle," continued Bernik.
However, recent research in Japan shows no relationship at all between green tea consumption with risk of breast cancer. Several previous studies mentioned that green tea consumption may help protect women from breast cancer. This is because the content of polyphenol compounds contained in green tea can indeed protect against breast cancer. Polyphenols belong to a powerful antioxidant. This compound will neutralize free radicals that cause cancer. However, recent large-scale study in Japan showed different findings. Drinking green tea did not have a relationship with breast health. These results findings published online in the October 28 edition of the journal Breast Cancer Research.
"We found no overall relationship between green tea intake and breast cancer risk among Japanese women who used to drink green tea," said study leader, Dr MOTOKI Iwasaki, from the epidemiology and prevention at the Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening of the National Cancer Center in Tokyo,Japan.
"Our findings suggest that consumption of green tea is drunk regularly is not possible to reduce the risk of someone suffering from breast cancer," he said as quoted by page Healthday.com.
Green Tea Not Proven Can Prevent Breast Cancer For this study, Iwasaki team members collected data from 53,793 women who were surveyed between 1995 and 1998. They ask the question how many of the participants are consuming green tea. This question was given at the beginning of the study and submitted back five years later. During the second survey, the researchers also asked about the two kinds of green tea Sencha and Bancha / Genmaicha. Researchers noted, among women, approximately 12% of them consume less than one cup of green tea in the other 27% a weeks. In the meantime drinking five or more cups a day. This study also included female respondents who drank more than 10 cups a day. For nearly 14 years monitored, 350 women from the study participants had breast cancer.
However, the researchers found no association between green tea and the risk of breast cancer. In the study, Iwasaki said that one strength of this research is already enactment of goals to be achieved so that the number of participants to information collected before diagnosis of breast cancer.
"So avoid the bias that is usually inherent in research that uses case study method," he said.
Based on these problems,, what do you think about benefits of tea?