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Japanese people have the longest life span in the world. Statistics revealed in 2004, show the average life span of a Japanese female is 85 years of age and 78 for men.

There are many potential factors which have an affect on the average human life span, but one of the overwhelming factors has to be a healthy diet.

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December 6, 2005

Green tea health benefits still being debated

Filed under: Scientific studies — Sato @ 11:19 pm

Many food companies are jumping on to the green tea band wagon and even adding green tea to candy bars.

Evidence in the past has tried to suggest that green tea can help prevent cancer. It is true that westerners suffer from higher rates of cancer than Japanese, but green tea may or may not be the cause.

In June, the agency ruled that there was “no credible evidence” green tea fights cancers of the stomach, lung, colon, esophagus, pancreas or ovary. The agency acknowledged that the evidence for tea fighting breast or prostate cancer was somewhat better, although it also said the link was “highly unlikely” because the evidence on humans wasn’t conclusive enough.

Read the full article here: The debate over benefits of green tea continues to brew

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