A new study suggests men who drink tea might have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. In the study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, researchers collected data from 25,000 men over 11 years. During that time, over 3,000 of the men had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. They found a positive association between drinking tea and a reduced risk of prostate cancer. While they can’t conclude that men who have never been tea drinkers start now, the researchers did suggest that those who do drink tea might have a lower prostate cancer risk from drinking more. Tea contains polyphenols and other compounds that are thought to reduce inflammation and slow cancer cell proliferation. September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer affects nearly 200,000 new patients each year. In addition to drinking tea, men should see their doctors to be screened starting at age 55, or earlier if you have a family member who has had prostate cancer.
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