Tea consumption reduces risk of cancer: Expert

Tea consumption, particularly black and green, greatly reduces the risk of cancer in human beings due to the presence of anti-oxidant agents, according to a researcher with a US university.

“Tea is a popular beverage worldwide and its ingredients have been found to contain medicinal benefits,” Hasan Mukhtar, a researcher with the University of Wisconsin said.

Speaking at a seminar organised by Indian Tea Association (ITA) here on Friday, Mukhtar said that cancer-preventive effects of green tea had emerged from cell culture of animals and human beings.


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