Cheers to tea drinkers around the world! Raise a cup of tea, or two, to help reduce the risk of Ovarian Cancer. Studies support the correlation between tea consumption and ovarian cancer risk.

A study published last year by an Australian Research group, illustrated the connection between tea consumption and the risk of ovarian cancer.

Their objective was to examine the growth inhibitory effects of tea on ovarian cancer utilizing a population-base, case-control study with approximately 1,400 cases and a similar number of controls. The conclusion showed that their results provide some support that tea consumption reduces the risk of ovarian cancer.

This Australian study only supports what Swedish researchers found in 2005. The Swedish researchers found that drinking a couple of cups of tea every day may help reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Their study, which involved over 60,000 women, who were tracked for an average of 15 years showed that the women who reported drinking two or more cups of tea per day were 46% less likely to develop the disease than those who drank no tea.  The study showed a dose-response relationship between tea consumption and ovarian cancer risk. The risk of cancer decreases as the amount of tea consumed per day increased.

Another study recently publisehd by researchers at the University of Washington, shows that the risk of ovarian cancer can be reduced by drinking two cups of tea daily. The research was based on a study of 2,000 women and it showed risk reduction of 54% in women who drank one or more cups of green tea daily.