Doctor's Orders: Dec. 26, 2005

TWO CUPS A DAY KEEP CANCER AWAY

A Swedish study of 61,057 women, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, finds that two or more cups of tea a day--most women in the study favored black tea--can lower the risk of ovarian cancer 46%.

BUT FIBER MAY NOT DO THE SAME

A high-fiber diet is a good thing all around--it cuts the risk of heart disease and diabetes and promotes weight loss (see above)--but a study in J.A.M.A. found that it doesn't reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

TOO POOR TO GET A HEART

A study in the Journal of the...

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