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With every #TeaSearch post we bring you high-quality, peer-reviewed research on the science of tea. Because the FDA throws whiny-fits when we make out-right claims about the health benefits of tea--we have decided to share our thousands of research articles directly with our tea-drinking friends.
For this week, we have a meta-study (a study of previous studies) on green tea.
Study Name: Beneficial Effects of Green Tea -- A Review
Journal: American College of Nutrition
Overview: Green tea seems to do a lot of things. The most clear research points to benefits for cancer and heart disease. However other benefits have been shown in some studies.
From the study,
-- Green tea contains numerous components with antioxidant activity: polyphenols (especially catechins), minerals, vitamins.-- Green tea contains more catechins than black or oolong teas.-- The strong antioxidant potential of catechins, and especially EGCG, are widely demonstrated in vitro and in animal studies.addition, catechins possess antimutagenic, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties.-- Recent human studies suggest that green tea may contribute to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Complete study can be found Here.
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