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Green Tea and Cholesterol

Green Tea May Help You Balance Your Cholesterol. For over twenty years, scientists have known that green tea has cholesterol reducing effects. In a study conducted in 1986, Japanese scientists found that giving green tea to rats was effective in lowering their overall cholesterol levels.  In the study, two groups of rats were fed high cholesterol diets for twenty-eight days. One group was also given green tea catechins (the primary …Read More

The Effects of Green Tea on Liver Health

Numerous studies have indicated that green tea can prevent both liver cancer and liver fibrosis. It is believed that these effects are the result of a compound called EGCg, the primary compound present in green tea. While this compound can be found in large number in brewed green tea, it is far more prevalent in whole leaf tea before it is brewed. Liver Fibrosis A 2004 study from Japan  found …Read More

Green Tea and Kidney Health

The Effects of Green Tea on Kidney Stone Prevention. A 2004 study  by the American College of Physicians found that consuming green tea can reduce the chances of forming kidney stones. The study followed a cohort of over 81,000 women in order to determine any correlation between the formation of kidney stones and the drinking of a number of beverages, including green tea. Out of all of the women 719 …Read More

Green Tea and Lung Cancer

Taiwanese Study Shows that Green Tea Consumption Lowers the Risk of Lung Cancer. A study published in January of 2010 shows that green tea consumption is inversely related to the development of cancerous tumors in human lung tissue. Put simply, this means that people who drink or eat green tea seem to be far less likely to develop lung cancer, whether they are cigarette smokers or not. The researchers followed …Read More

Green Tea and Leukemia

Mayo Clinic Researchers Claim that Green Tea Compound EGCg Is Effective in Treating Leukemia. Researchers at the world famous Mayo clinic have found encouraging results along the long road to finding effective treatments for a certain type of leukemia called “chronic lymphocytic leukemia” or CLL.  This type of leukemia currently has no cure and is characterized by typical leukemia symptoms generally matched with abnormal enlargement of the lymph nodes. It …Read More

Green Tea and Heart Health

According to numerous studies, green tea has heart health related benefits ranging from prevention of heart attacks and the lowering of blood pressure, to prevention of coronary heart disease. Heart Attack Risk A 2003 study by the Mitsukoshi Health and Welfare Foundation  found that the daily intake of green tea reduces the chances of having a heart attack. The researchers performed examinations on 318 patients with coronary artery disease and …Read More

Green Tea Stops Lipid Peroxidation and Thereby Improves Brain Health

Lipid peroxidation is a process where free radicals destroy the lipids that make up the cell membranes of many tissues in the body, including those of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. A group of nutrients called anti-oxidants are thought by scientists to neutralize these free radicals, thereby slowing down the process of lipid peroxidation and protecting the body’s cells. Green tea is an excellent source of anti-oxidants …Read More

Is Green Tea an Effective Acne Treatment?

Although green tea has been a favorite topic of researchers looking into its anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, very few studies have been conducted on its role in acne treatment. This is perhaps because its potential in treating more serious diseases has eclipsed the need for this type of research. However, the few studies that have been conducted show positive evidence for the effectiveness of green tea in treating this widespread …Read More

Eating Green Tea Leaves to Fight Bacteria

A recent USDA study  states that green tea may have extensive antibacterial properties. The study was compiled by USDA experts from several prior studies on the individual interactions between compounds in green tea and several disease causing bacteria. The results indicate that green tea has applications for health far beyond its often-cited cancer and heart disease fighting properties. Below are a few of the strains of bacteria that the report …Read More

Whole Leaf Green Tea Could Help Prevent Colon Cancer

A Swiss study conducted in 2004  suggests that consumption of green tea may have a hand in preventing colon cancer. In the study, hamsters were induced with colon cancer in two separate groups. One group, the control group, was given normal food. The other group was given food supplemented with green tea in varying amounts. The group given green tea had a lower incidence of colon tumors. The researchers also …Read More