Mushrooms, green tea may cut breast cancer risk

March 16, 2009 9:02:53 AM PDT
Women with plenty of mushrooms and green tea in their diets may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer. A study involved more than 1,000 breast cancer patients between the ages of 20 and 87 and an equal number of healthy women of the same age.

Researchers found women who ate at least 10 grams of fresh mushrooms each day were about two-thirds less likely to develop breast cancer than those who did not eat mushrooms.

Women who ate 4 grams or more of dried mushrooms every day cut their cancer risk in half.

The risk was even lower among those who also drank green tea everyday.

The study is in the Journal of Cancer.