Tea consumption and cancer

L. J. Kinlen, A. N. Willows, P. Goldblatt, J. Yudkin

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    Following the report from Hawaii (Heilbrun et al., 1986) of relationships between tea consumption and respectively rectal cancer (positive) and prostate cancer (negative), these questions were examined using data from a prospective mortality study of London men initiated in 1967. The small numbers of men who did not usually drink tea prevented a reliable study of this sub group. Nevertheless no evidence of a dose-response relationship was found for rectal, colon or prostate cancer. Significant relationships were found, however, between tea consumption and deaths from stomach, lung and kidney cancers. In the case of stomach and lung cancer, these were partly due to the effects of social class and smoking, and possible reasons are considered for the residual relations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)397-401
    Number of pages4
    JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1988


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