Good news for green tea drinkers
Study suggests lower cancer risk
- Duration 3:22
- Date Oct 28, 2012
Study suggests lower cancer risk
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Some good news if you like -- there's a brand new study that finds that those who regularly drink green tea.
Are less likely to develop certain cancers.
-- -- I've heard this claim made over the years.
So it's trial.
Well it's true with a qualifier first of all this study is a Canadian study that looked at 69000.
Chinese women and asked them how much -- -- turned.
Those that drank three or more cups per week.
Less likely to develop cancers of the esophagus.
Or calling the GI tract cancers those who drank every day agreeing -- -- actually decreased by 21% the risk but Jamie.
This is something called an observational study meaning it doesn't prove that if -- Drink green -- you've -- -- -- not get cancer that would be a different way of doing a study that would be to take.
You don't thousands of people give one group green tea and another group none -- to this doesn't prove it.
However green -- has some very very helpful.
Healthy properties to it it's got something called cat actions and that which are the things that plants -- -- -- -- that gives plants their color.
These chemicals actually seem to stabilize sells their anti oxidant and who they.
Literally keep the cells in the GI tract from changing into cancer cells I believe there's truth to this I believe green tea is healthy.
I'm against all the caffeine that comes with a lot of the green -- but I really do love green to -- your big fan doesn't do the same thing.
Have know completely different -- -- actually the book talk about it perhaps today with about coffee but green -- let me just say have been one of the big advocates.
Of our roles in this in this program and I wanna bring a different site of this that it was agreed -- think that these studies as mark mentioned there observation -- I don't know how.
Followed since -- around 9000 Chinese driven over ten years that by itself.
I would love to know who invested in this -- -- having said that I think you know we know there are some antioxidants of green -- we talked about the party channels.
They may component of this is EG CG which is very popular everyone talks about this.
Dig deep green tea extracts on and on and on but.
What you have to know is that these six to 9000 Chinese there were exercising they were eating like fruits and vegetables they come from a higher salaried jobs.
I never much younger so I think there could be some contaminated and they would this study -- for people -- -- watching this.
If you're not drinking TA you're doing well you don't have to run and start drinking these -- of green until all the time there are some benefits but these studies changed Jamie week by regional date change a lot of -- that is -- in animal studies.
One day they're great for diabetes and high cholesterol and the other day you may not be so good.
As a urologist I would tell you that too much T.
Would have a lot of ought selects and that causes kidney stones talk -- your -- certainly if you're -- chemotherapy don't touch screen T that's very important.
I don't think that's vitamin K -- if you're taking -- -- your blood thinning medications you don't want to just take rejoining on those are very.
Smart ideas and then down and talked your positions outside California -- -- thank you both -- -- important to -- David just made a report which is that it could be the healthy lifestyle doesn't and so we have to be the green -- people that drink green -- may eat more fruits and vegetables overall but those warnings about -- chemotherapy -- cut again that's great.
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