Drinking Tea Could Reduce Skin Cancer Risk

Fitness Magazine

Make your postbeach beverage of choice a refreshing homemade iced tea, which may help thwart the cascade of cellular damage set off by sun exposure. A lab study found that the polyphenol antioxidants in green and black teas inhibit the proteins necessary for skin cancer to develop. “They may also starve cancer development by limiting blood vessel growth around tumors,” says study coauthor Zigang Dong, MD, executive director and section leader of the cellular and molecular biology lab at the Hormel Institute at the University of Minnesota in Austin. In Fortes’s findings, drinking a daily cup of tea was linked to a lower incidence of melanoma. And Dartmouth Medical School researchers found that people who drank two cups or more daily were 35 percent less likely to get squamous cell carcinomas than non-tea drinkers.

Researchers in Europe Find Tea Lowers Diabetes Risk

By World Tea News

LONDON, U.K.

German researchers at Heinrich Heine University found tea drinkers consuming at least four cups daily are 20 percent less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.

Author Christian Herder of the Leibniz Center for Diabetes Research at Heinrich Heine University, said benefits are most obvious among heavy tea drinkers who do not add milk and sugar.

Light tea drinkers, consuming one to three cups daily, did not appear to receive the same benefit.

“Obesity is a major risk factor for the development of Type 2 diabetes, but dietary factors may also play a role. One dietary factor of interest is tea consumption,” writes Herder.

The study examined tea-drinking habits of more than 12,000 Type 2 diabetes sufferers across Europe.

Drinking excessive tea prepared with milk and sugar could be quite harmful to health, according to experts.