Beds Hospital prof proves broccoli and tea play significant role in prevention of cancer

cancer prevention cup of tea broccoli

Following studies involving 155,000 people over 12 years, Bedfordshire Hospitals Consultant, Professor Robert Thomas has proved that eating broccoli and drinking tea can prevent cancer.

Professor Thomas co-led the national scientific study that proves the cancer protective benefits of the two foods.

The two separate studies were virtually presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Conference on 31 May 2020.

These studies analysed one of the largest data sets in the world with over 155,000 people followed for a period of 12 years.

The first study definitively confirmed regularly eating broccoli reduces cancer risk by approximately 5% with the second study showing regularly drinking tea reduced the risk of prostate cancer.

Professor Robert Thomas
Professor Robert Thomas

Professor Thomas, Oncologist and Nutritional Scientist said, ‘“The robust nature of this data has put to rest any uncertainties about the cancer protective benefits of these two foods.

“It’s reassuring to see this research supports the anti-cancer attributes of tea and broccoli reported in our previous study involving men with prostate cancer and this has now given us encouragement and justification to consider a new preventative study involving these and another polyphenol rich foods for all cancers.”

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