According to new research, eating mushrooms daily may cut breast cancer risk by two-thirds.
Researchers studied more than 2,000 Chinese women and found that the more fresh or dried mushrooms the women consumed, the lower their breast cancer risk was. Studies also showed that the risk was even lower in those women that also drank green tea.
Scientists found that women eating at least a third of an ounce of fresh mushrooms every day were 64 percent less likely to develop a tumor. Dried mushrooms were shown to reduce this risk by 50 percent.
For women that combined drinking green tea along with eating fresh mushrooms daily, their risk was cut by almost 90 percent.
The researchers say that these findings do not prove that eating mushrooms stops cancer, and note that more studies will need to be done to prove their research.
Previous lab research has shown that mushroom extract has anti-tumor properties, while green tea contains important antioxidant compounds.
This study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, concludes that eating plenty of mushrooms and drinking green tea every day helps lower the risk of breast cancer.