A new study has shown that consuming two cups of tea a day significantly reduces the risk of developing skin cancer. The study was conducted in New Hampshire under the direction of Dr. Judy Rees. To do this, the researchers studied 1,400 patients between the ages of 25 and 74 who had one of two types of skin cancer - squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma. These two types of cancer are not as dangerous as melanoma malignancy, which has a high mortality rate in patients. In addition, they develop slowly over time, which improves the patient's prognosis.

The study focused on patients' diets, especially the drinks they consumed, and compared the results with the same number of volunteers who did not have skin cancer. Experts found that tea lovers had a 65% lower risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma and up to 80% less likely to develop basal cell carcinoma than other people. 

The reason for this lies in the high content of antioxidants called polyphenols, which are found in tea. They block the harmful effects of free radicals, thus protecting the body not only from skin cancer, but also from cardiovascular problems, ovarian cancer. However, more research is needed to prove that the protective effect is really due to tea and not some other factor.