Green Tea, Mushrooms Can Lower Breast Cancer Risk
August 7, 2012 by Bob Livingston
If youâ€™re worried about breast cancer, a diet including lots of green tea and mushrooms may just be the winning combination to significantly lower your risk. The results of a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer stated the following:
- Women who ate more than 10 grams of fresh mushrooms per day had about 66 percent less risk of having breast cancer than women who ate no mushrooms.
- Females who consumed at least 4 grams of dried mushrooms each day had only 50 percent of the risk of breast cancer compared to those who ate none.
- Drinking green tea on top of the mushroom consumption added another level of protectionâ€”women in this category had up to an 89 percent less chance of developing breast cancer than those who didnâ€™t consume either the mushrooms or the green tea.
Plus, lab research has shown anti-tumor characteristics in mushroom extracts, while green tea contains polyphenolsâ€”antioxidants that are known to fight breast tumors in animals.