Green Tea and Stroke Risk
June 9/ABC Premium News (Australia) -- A study undertaken by Curtin University in Perth, Australia, has revealed drinking green tea can reduce the risk of stroke.

Researchers at the university examined 800 people in Southern China including stroke victims and found those who regularly consumed two or more cups of green tea a day reduced their risk of suffering a stroke by about 60%.

One of the researchers, Professor Colin Binns, says drinking green tea has many health benefits

"Previous studies have shown that people who drink more tea have lower rates of some cancers, such as prostate cancer and ovarian cancer," he said.

"And now we've been able to demonstrate the same effect with this type of ischaemic stroke."  

From the June 22, 2009, Prepared Foods E-dition