If you drink your tea very hot, that may increase your risk of cancer, according to a World Health Organization research agency.
Decaffeinated green tea extract (GTE) shows some promise in treating adult women with acne.
The risk from caffeine to humans during pregnancy is low but present.
The benefits of tea may be due to its influence on the digestion of glucose (blood sugar), the ADA noted, or because of tea’s high polyphenol content.
Evidence dating to antiquity attests to the medicinal powers of tea, but Tetley foresees a future where “remedy teas,” teas enriched with medicines such as painkillers, antibiotics, and contraceptives, are readily available. “The benefit is that whatever the medicine, from birth control to antibiotics and painkillers, it could be available in a far more palatable […]
Consumer Reports’ writes that the risks of GTE include: “Dizziness, ringing in the ears, reduced absorption of iron; exacerbates anemia and glaucoma; elevated blood pressure and heart rate; liver damage; possibly death.”
Polyphenols in white tea are promising candidates to test for protection against neurodegeneration associated with diabetes, according to Dr. Branca Maria Silva, an associate professor at the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal. Silva spoke on “Polyphenols as Protective Agents against Neurotoxicity and Neurodegeneration: The Case of Tea Polyphenols,” at the 10th World Congress on […]