Study Finds Green Tea & Mushrooms Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Chinese Women

by: cancercompass

New research published in the International Journal of Cancer is taking a closer look at what effects green tea and mushrooms have on reducing breast cancer risk.

Australian and Chinese researchers found Chinese women who ate mushrooms, both dried and fresh, lowered their risk of breast cancer. These women further reduced their risk when green tea was added to their daily diet.

Reuters Health reported that despite a noticeable increase in breast cancer among the most affluent parts of China, overall the country experiences four-to five-times lower risk for this disease than most developed countries.

Findings suggest that traditional Chinese diets that include large amounts of mushrooms and green tea probably account for the overall reduced breast cancer occurrences.

There are many potential causes and risks factors for developing breast cancer, though some women have the disease without these factors playing a role. Learn more about breast cancer risk factors.