Coffee, Tea, Colas, and Risk of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
Tea, in particular green tea, is well known for is health promoting benefits. This particular study found a 54% reduction in the risk of ovarian cancer with >1 cup per day of green tea consumption. This is a very large reduction in risk for such a simple intervention that would also likely have risk reductions across other disease states.
We live in a society that steadfastly promotes the drinking of 8-10 glass of water per day with literally NO evidence to support this recommendation, and much evidence to support the potential harm in drinking water from plastic bottles contaminated with hundreds of environmental toxicants. I strongly urge patients to abandon the 8-10 glass theory and switch to drinking tea. Switching to 8-10 glasses of green tea has documented health effects across the board of chronic disease risk.