Coffee, Tea and Brain Cancer

Do you regularly enjoy drinking tea or coffee?

Interesting new research from Europe found that daily tea and coffee consumption was associated with a lower risk of brain cancer.

Researchers found that men and women drinking a minimum of 100ml of tea or coffee a day was related to a decreased risk of developing glioma, a type of tumour that starts in the brain.

It is thought that the caffeine and  antioxidants, found in tea and coffee, are the reasons why these beverages seem to exert this protective effect.

Although this research doesn’t indicate a causal relationship, it does point researchers in a direction for future brain cancer research.

So next time you sit down to your lovely hot cup of tea or freshly brewed coffee, you can toast to good health. Just remember that you can always have too much of a good thing and Nutritionists recommend consuming no more than 4 cups of coffee or tea a day.

If you would like to read more about this research please visit Web MD or you can read the original article here. Coffee and Tea Intake and Risk of Brain Tumors


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