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21 Aug 2009A toast to mushrooms
Next time you sit down to a meal with some mushrooms, try toasting them with a cup of green tea – they could both help protect you from breast cancer.
This welcome finding comes from a study conducted jointly by The University of Western Australia and Zhejiang University in China and could lead in the future to the use of inexpensive dietary measures to help protect against breast cancer.
Research Associate Professor Min Zhang, of UWA’s School of Population Health, led the research team who examined the mushroom and tea consumption of more than 2,000 women aged from 20 to 87 in relatively affluent southeast China. Half of the women had confirmed breast cancer and the others were healthy women recruited from outpatient clinics.
"Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women worldwide and its rate is increasing in both developed and developing countries," Professor Zhang said.
In China, the incidence of the cancer is four or five times lower than in developed countries. The researchers, including UWA’s Professor D’Arcy Holman and Zhejiang University’s Dr Jian Huang and Professor Xing Xie, investigated whether this could be due to the use of dried and fresh mushrooms and green leaf tea in the traditional Chinese diet.
"Mushrooms and mushroom extracts have been shown to possess anticarcinogenic properties and to stimulate immune responsiveness," Dr Zhang said. "And it has been found fairly consistently in epidemiological research that green tea has anticarcinogenic effects against breast cancer."
By interviewing all the women about their consumption of mushrooms and tea, the researchers found that the most common mushroom species eaten were fresh white button mushrooms, Agaricus bisporus, and fragrant dried mushrooms, Lentinula edodes. Some of the women in the study consumed neither mushrooms nor green tea while others enjoyed both up to three times a day. The data were adjusted for factors such as physical activity, weight, menopause, alcohol consumption and smoking, including passive smoking.
"We found that the combination of dietary intake of mushrooms and green tea-drinking decreased breast cancer risk with an additional reduced effect on the malignance of cancer," Dr Zhang said.
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Dijana JI so appreciate David McRae's comments on the flouride content of Teas. I didn't know this to be the case. Perhaps an article on the various levels found in herbal teas if it applies to them also? PS Contratulations on 50.
David McRae BSc(Hons) NDThere could be a complication to this endorsement of green tea. Teas, especially green tea, mostly have a very high fluoride content.
Fluoride is toxic and is associated with bone problems, throid impairment, and is doubly toxic for people with kidney disease.
While a few cups of tea may be OK for someone living with an unfluoridated water supply, most of Australia is now fluoridated with toxic fluorosilicic acid. The combination of the fluoride in tea, plus in the water used to make the tea, plus in all the other water consumed in a day in cooking etc, is likely to put many people over the limit of fluoride toxicity they can tolerate.
I believe that most cases of skeletal fluorosis in this country are routinely misdiagnosed as just being arthritis, with maybe some distinctive features, it is important to note that in the USA the small number of people who have actually been diagnosed with skeletal fluorosis (just the tip of the iceberg) have all been tea drinkers. It is the combined, total fluoride intake from all sources that becomes really harmful.
I would be suggesting a warining on this issue for people who want to take up tea drinking in the belief that it may protect them from diseases.