The Prostate Cancer Charity comments on the potential link between drinking large amounts of tea and developing prostate cancer

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.

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."