A Scottish study in 2012 claimed that heavy black tea drinkers are at higher risk for prostate cancer.
A new study from Scotland has found that men who are heavy tea drinkers may be at higher risk for prostate cancer. However, the researchers point out their study was not designed to find causes, so all they can say is that heavy tea drinking is linked to a higher risk for prostate cancer and not necessarily the cause of it.
Study leader Dr Kashif Shafique of the Institute of Health & Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow, told the media:
"We don't know whether tea itself is a risk factor or if tea drinkers are generally healthier and live to an older age when prostate cancer is more common anyway."
"Most previous research has shown either no relationship with prostate cancer for black tea or some preventive effect of green tea," said Shafique.
But contradictory opinions can be found too.
Men: Drink Black Tea to Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk by 1/3
a new study out of the Netherlands indicates something as simple as drinking tea could help reduce prostate cancer risk by 1/3.
Researchers found that drinking five or more cups of tea each day could reduce prostate cancer risk by one-third. The study concluded: “In conclusion, dietary flavonoid intake and black tea consumption were associated with a decreased risk of advanced stage prostate cancer.”
Is it true that drinking black tea has an effect on prostate cancer risk?