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Tea Health Research

A small study (19 subjects) has reported that black tea lowered blood pressure and increased arterial flexibility compared to placebo. Te authors suggest that regular tea consumption can have cardioprotective effects.

Davide Grassi et al. Black Tea Lowers Blood Pressure and Wave Reflections in Fasted and Postprandial Conditions in Hypertensive Patients: A Randomised Study. Nutrients 2015, 7(2), 1037-1051.

http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/7/2/1037

Findings from a large case-control study in the US has found that women under the age of 50 who consumed modest amounts of tea had a 37% reduced risk of breast cancer (BC) compared to non-tea drinking women.

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A large epidemiological study carried out in Japan has concluded that green tea consumption is associated with reduced mortality from all diseases. A prospective cohort of 12,251 elderly people (65-84 years) completed questionnaires including ite

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For those of you already downing bucket-loads of green tea because of its ability to ward off all manner of ailments, here are just a few more reasons to feel pleased with your choice of beverage...

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Frequent consumption of green tea is associated with a lower prevalence of depression in the elderly. Green tea intake was determined in a cohort of 1058 elderly Japanese subjects (70+ years old). In this cohort, 34.1% had mild depressive symptom

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Drinking green tea could reduce the effect of smoking on lung cancer. Researchers in Taiwan enrolled 170 patients with lung cancer and 340 healthy controls in their study. Among both smokers and non-smokers, those who did not drink green tea had

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Numerous studies have already shown the multiple health benefits of drinking tea. The list goes on...

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Beneficial antioxidant substances found in green tea are absorbed by eye tissues, suggesting that green tea consumption could protect the eye against oxidative stress that can contribute to the development of glaucoma, cataract and other eye dise

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Since making a cup of tea is clearly too much effort, there is a growing fashion for bottled green tea ($1 billion annual sales in the US), often drunk for its supposed health-giving properties.

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