Green tea previously has been tied to helping prevent certain cancers. A new study shows that it also may prolong the lives of women with ovarian cancer. A study at the Curtin University of Technology in Australia focused on 254 Chinese women with ovarian cancer and found that green tea drinkers reduced their risk of dying by half when compared to non-tea drinkers. Additionally, regular green tea drinkers reduced their risk of dying of ovarian cancer by 60%.

As a result of the study, the researchers recommend drinking at least one cup of green tea daily to fully take advantage of its preventative and growth-reducing effect on cancerous cells. In Australia, approximately 1,200 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer on a yearly basis, and about 800 die of the disease each year.