It may be fall outside, but the color most important to many folks this month is pink.  That is because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the second most common cancer among women.

pink ribbonAnd so I thought I’d do my part and share a tea study that relates to the subject.

Published in the  Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, results showed that among women less than 50 years old, those consuming three or more cups of tea per day had a 37% reduction in breast cancer risk when compared with women reporting no tea consumption.

the almost 40% reduction in risk for women under the age of 50 is rather significant, as this is an age in which breast cancer can be particularly virulent.

These results add to the pile of data showing tea is one of the healthiest beverages a person can drink.

So why not have another cup?