Green Tea May Lower the Risk of Hematologic Malignancies
American Journal of Epidemiology
Hematological malignancies are the types of cancer that affect blood, bone
marrow, and lymph nodes. As the three are intimately connected through the
immune system, a disease affecting one of the three will often affect the
others as well. For an example, although lymphoma is technically a disease
of the lymph nodes, it often spreads to the bone marrow, affecting the
blood and occasionally producing a paraprotein (abnormal plasma protein).
Green tea is an evergreen shrub that has long been used in much of the
world as a popular beverage and a respected medicinal agent. An early
Chinese Materia Medica lists green tea as an agent to promote digestion,
improve mental faculties, decrease flatulence and regulate body
temperature. The earliest known record of consumption is around 2700 B.C.
Green tea is an antioxidant and is used in promoting cardiovascular health
and reducing serum cholesterol levels in laboratory animals and humans.
Studies suggest that green tea contains dietary factors that help decrease
the development of some infectious diseases and dental caries. Green tea
has diuretic, stimulant, astringent, antibacterial, antifungal,
anticarcinogenic, thermogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea
has also been reported to enhance immunity.
Many studies have reported that green tea appears to have anti-cancer
benefits, but a new study has further confirmed these findings. The study
included 41,761 adults who participated in the Ohsaki National Health
Insurance Cohort Study in Japan. The participants completed a food
frequency questionnaire at the start of the study, which allowed the
researchers to quantify green tea consumption. The participants were then
followed for nine years. It was found that 157 hematologic malignancies,
including 119 cases of lymphoid neoplasms and 36 cases of myeloid neoplasms
were documented in the study participants.
The researchers discovered that
compared to people who drank only one cup per day, five cups of green tea a
day were associated with a 42 percent reduction in hematologic
malignancies, and a 48 percent risk reduction in lymphoid neoplasms. These
reductions in cancer risk were not affected by the gender or the body mass
index of the participants.1
1 Naganuma T, Kuriyama S, Kakizaki M, et al. Green Tea Consumption and
Hematologic Malignancies in Japan: The Ohsaki Study. Am J Epidemiol.
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