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TeaSearch #2

October 23, 2013

Welcome lads and lasses.

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

Date: 2006

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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