According to a Chinese proverb, 'Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary.' The latest major study into green tea consumption looked at the health profiles and tea-drinking habits of 69,000 Chinese women. Over the decade-long study, those who drank green tea three times a week were 14% less likely to develop cancer of the digestive system (mainly colon, stomach and oesophagus).(Am J Clin Nutr November 2012 vol. 96 no. 5 1056-1063).