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A Cup of Tea for the Gentleman, Please

Great news for tea drinkers in a recent study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Pursuing evidence that flavonoids - abundant in black tea - could prevent prostate cancer, researchers interviewed almost 60,000 men and compared answers to 20 years of medical records. What they found was an association between overall dietary flavonoids, and black tea consumption in particular, with a decreased incidence of advanced stage prostate cancer. 

Prostate cancer has been said to be "universal if you live long enough", but there is a big difference in the import of severity depending on the stage. Many stage I and II prostate cancers have little impact on life quality or length when diagnosed late in life, while advanced stage cancers always have serious impact.

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