Men who drink lots of tea are far more likely to develop prostate cancer, researchers have warned, the Daily Mail reported.
They found that those who drank seven or more cups a day had a 50 percent higher risk of contracting the disease than men who had three or fewer. The warning comes after scientists at the University of Glasgow tracked the health of more than 6,000 men for four decades.
Their findings run counter to previous research, which had suggested that tea-drinking lowers the risk of cancer, as well as heart disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.
Almost 80 percent of Britons drink tea, consuming an estimated 165 million cups each day.
(China.org.cn June 24, 2012)