Cancer rates among drinkers of black tea.

  title={Cancer rates among drinkers of black tea.},
  author={William J. Blot and Joseph K. Mclaughlin and W-H. Chow},
  journal={Critical reviews in food science and nutrition},
  volume={37 8},
Studies in experimental animals have shown that compounds in tea can inhibit the process of carcinogenesis, with the beneficial effects accruing to both green and black teas. Herein epidemiologic studies around the world are reviewed to assess the rates and risks of cancer among black tea drinkers. Ecologic data suggest at most a modest benefit on total cancer, as there is considerable international variation in black tea consumption but generally small differences in overall cancer rates… CONTINUE READING

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