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Can Drinking Green Tea Protect Against Lung Cancer?

January 22, 2010 by  

Can drinking green tea protect against lung cancer?Consuming green tea may lower the risk of developing lung cancer among smokers and non-smokers alike, a new study has concluded.

Researchers from the Chung Shan Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan, found that respondents who drank at least one cup of green tea per day had a five-fold lower risk of developing lung cancer than those who did not.

Among smokers, participants who consumed a minimum of one cup of green tea every day had a 13-fold lower risk than those who drank no tea.

The team also found that the antioxidants in the beverage had a greater therapeutic effect on people with specific growth factor genotypes.

While the results of the study suggest the potential health benefits associated with green tea, doctors warn that it is not a substitute for quitting smoking.

"People will look at this and think, ‘Oh, well, I can smoke as long as I have a few cups of green tea’," said Dr. Norman Edelman, chief medical officer of the American Lung Association, quoted by News Day. "Nothing could be further from the truth."

"The most important thing here is that we don’t want anyone to get the message that it’s okay to smoke so long as I drink green tea," he added.
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  • Time

    Lets face it smoking is not good for you, but if people wish to smoke its up to them to make that call. I am sure there are many other reasons for Lung Cancer, such as molds in older homes as one example.

    I will add that “HEMP OIL” will CURE Lung Cancer, so to will a H2O2 program. Again Green Tea with Lemon and Honey is like being on an H2O2 program.
    Saddly the few I have met that have done so with these programs, have gone right back to smoking after a year or so of being cured.
    I have no words as to why.

  • http://fmackintosh6@gmail.com Frederick MacKintosh

    HOW ABOUT “ICE TEA” ?? WILL OR CAN IT DO AS GOOD FOR A PERSON AS HOT
    TEA ?? I DRINK 2 – 4 CUPS OF “BLACK COFFEE” WITHOUT CREAM OR SUGAR
    PER DAY AND APPROXIMATELY 3 – 4 LARGE GLASSES OF ICE TEA PER DAY SINCE
    I DON’T LIKE PLAIN WATER.. SO, AM I GETTING ANY BENEFITS FROM DRINKING
    ICE TEA ?? SEMPER FI, fred

  • Carol J

    My sister drank green tea nearly everyday; however, she died of lung cancer.

    • bill

      She was lying.

  • anonymous

    As long as all the chemicals are put into cigarettes then they will continue to kill. It’s the preservatives, the additives, the chemicals that are the danger; not smoking tobacco.

  • Mr. Green Tea

    I think so, the green tea use to dietary supplement for weight loss. And I think, stop smoking is the best way to prevent a lung cancer.

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    Do you have RSS feeds for your blog so I can use this information on my blog? Thanks smokeless cigarettes

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