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Evidence for the manifold benefits of green tea continues to mount. A study of nearly 70,000 Chinese women showed a significant reduction in the risk of developing colorectal cancer in women who drank green tea regularly, with the greatest reduction among those who drank more tea overall and who drank it regularly. (Prospective cohort study of green tea consumption and colorectal cancer risk in women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2007; 16: 1219-23). In another study of over 50,000 Japanese adults (40-79 years of age), women who drank from one to five or more cups of green tea a day showed a 40-70% reduced risk of developing oral cancer (depending on the amount of green tea consumed). No such benefit was demonstrated for men. (A prospective study of green tea consumption and oral cancer incidence in Japan. Ann Epidemiol. 2007 Oct;17(10):821-6). Another large Japanese study which followed nearly 50,000 men (40-69 years old) for 14 years, found that drinking five cups of green tea a day was associated with a reduction of 48% of developing advanced prostate cancer. The study did not find an association between green tea intake and earlier stage (localised) prostate cancer, however. Green tea consumption and prostate cancer risk in Japanese men: a prospective study. Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Jan 1;167(1):71-7). Green tea