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There have been many studies that mention the positive effects of tea and coffee for health. A recent study showed that consumption of two popular drinks every day can reduce the chance of brain cancer.

The conclusion was based on analysis of data on dietary habits of more than 410 thousand men and women aged between 25 and 70. Studies involving participants from various countries such as France, Holland, Italy, Spain, Britain, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Germany.

The team recruited participants between 1991 and 2000. They then make observations and study the habits and health conditions of participants for 8.5 years. Starting from the intake of food, drink, until the illness.

During the study, a number of new cases diagnosed among others, 343 245 cases of glioma meningioma cases, also other cancers that affect the protective tissue surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

The results showed, coffee and tea can protect a person against brain cancer, particularly in the form of glioma, a cancer of the central nervous system originating from the brain or spinal cord.

The team found that drinking 100 mL (or 0.4 cups) of tea or coffee per day or more may reduce risk of glioma with a percentage of 34 percent. The study is published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition November issue. (Pet)

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