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3/17/2009-- Two Chinese dietary staples - mushrooms and green tea - may have the power to ward off breast cancer, mounting evidence suggests.

A study of over 2,000 Chinese women in the International Journal of Cancer found large quantities of both in the diet slashed cancer risk by up to 90%.

Research suggests chemicals in the foods block tumor growth and boost the body's natural defenses against cancer.

But experts say it is unclear whether the benefits will apply to all women. 

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