The Prostate Cancer Charity comments on a report released today
by the University of Glasgow which appears to show that men who
drink seven or more cups of tea a day have a higher risk of
developing prostate cancer.
Dr Kate Holmes, Head of Research at The Prostate Cancer Charity,
said: "Whilst it does appear that - of the 6,000 men who took part
in this study - those who drank seven or more cups of tea each day
had an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, this did not
take into consideration family history or any other dietary
elements other than tea, coffee and alcohol intake. It is therefore
unclear as to whether there were other factors in play which may
have had a greater impact on risk.
"We would therefore not wish any man to be concerned, as a
result of this study, that drinking a moderate amount of tea as
part of a healthy diet will put them at an increased risk of
developing prostate cancer."