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Tea, Orange Juice Linked to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

By    |   Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:52 AM

Natural compounds in tea and citrus products have been associated with a lower risk of developing epithelial ovarian cancer, according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
 
Researchers found that women who consumed food and drinks high in flavonols (in tea, red wine, apples, and grapes) and flavanones (in citrus fruit and juices) are less likely to develop the disease,
cancer, the fifth-leading cause of cancer death among women.
 
For the study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the research team examined the dietary habits of nearly 172,000 women aged between 25 and 55 for more than three decades.
 
The team found that those who consumed food and drinks high in flavonols (found in tea, red wine, apples and grapes) and flavanones (found in citrus fruit and juices) were less likely to develop the disease.
 
“This is the first large-scale study looking into whether habitual intake of different flavonoids can reduce the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer,” said lead researcher Aedin Cassidy, from the Department of Nutrition at UEA’s Norwich Medical School. “We found that women who consume foods high in two sub-groups of powerful substances called flavonoids — flavonols and flavanones — had a significantly lower risk of developing epithelial ovarian cancer …
 
“In particular, just a couple of cups of black tea every day was associated with a 31 per cent reduction in risk.”
 
Ovarian cancer is diagnosed in about 20,000 American women each year.

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