Prostate Health

Go easy on the tea to protect the prostate


Men who are concerned about their prostate health should eat right, exercise and take a natural prostate pill. However, one thing you may not want to do if you want a healthy prostate is drink a great deal of tea. According to scientists from the University of Glasgow, men who drink seven or more cups of tea a day may have as much as a 50 percent increased risk of developing prostate cancer over those who do not consume the beverage.

The Daily Mail reported on the study, which tracked the health of more than 6,000 men over the course of 40 years. The researchers determined that men who drank the most tea were more likely to develop prostate cancer than those who drank the least, though they are unsure of why.

"Most previous research has shown either no relationship with prostate cancer for black tea, or some preventive effect of green tea. We don’t know whether tea itself is a risk factor or if tea-drinkers are generally healthier and live to an older age, when prostate cancer is more common anyway," said researcher Kashif Shafique, M.D., quoted by the news source.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, prostate cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in older men. Further research will shed light on the effects of tea on this disease but for now, if you're concerned about your prostate, you should eat right, exercise and take a natural prostate pill. 

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