NEW YORK: If you are a tea lover then there is good news for you as a team of researchers have found that oolong tea extracts can have many health benefits like preventing breast cancer.
Oolong tea is a type of Chinese tea which has benefits for heart and brain and also prevents diabetes.
Laboratory tests showed that the Chinese tea, used for centuries for its supposed health benefits, stopped the growth of breast cancer cells and the extract hampered the DNA of the cancer cell and the extract hampered the DNA of the cancer cells, inhibiting the growth and progression of tumours.
Green tea also showed similar promise. However, black and dark tea had little effect on the cells, as per the study.