In a report from Reader’s Digest, researchers at St. Louis University in Missouri have found a certain type of drink could help inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells.
The study, led by Chunfa Huang, Ph.D., tested various types of teas, finding that green tea and oolong teas could stop the growth of breast cancer cells.
According to Reader’s Digest, Huang also compared areas in China where oolong tea is consumed on a regular basis, to areas where it is consumed less. He found those who lived in areas where oolong tea was drunk regularly were 25 percent less likely to develop breast cancer.
“From our results, oolong tea, much like green tea, plays a role in inhibiting breast cancer cell growth, proliferation, and tumor progression,” Reader’s Digest report Huang as telling Medical News Today.
Huang further noted consumption of Oolong tea was beneficial in lowering cholesterol, decreasing abdominal fat, and providing protection against other forms of cancer.
“The lower incidence and mortality in regions with higher oolong tea consumption indicate that oolong tea has great potential for its anti-cancer properties,” Huang told Medical News Today.