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  Healthy News About Tea   (Camellia Sinensis) 

  • August, 2014 - Green & Black Tea Extract Improves Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men as stated according to a report  from American Botanical Council.
  • June, 2014 - Composition of a TEA LEAF
  • May, 2014 - Green tea could reduce pancreatic cancer risk: Study in from UCLA Medical Center explains how
  • March, 2014 -  New Psychopharmacology studies are reporting that the consumption of green tea improved memory and attention in subjects with mild cognitive impairments.
  • December, 2013 - The Journal of Nutrition is reporting the updated study of how the plan Hibiscus sabdariffa may affect Hypertension.
  • December, 2013 - Clinical study about the Amino Acid L-Theanin and its affect on Brain Activity.
  • November, 2013 - Green Tea Improves Cardiovascular Risk Factors as reported by the American Botanical Council.
  • November, 2013 - The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition release new proceedings from the International Tea & Human Health Symposium showing TEA may help promote weight loss, improve heart health and slow the progression of prostate cancer.
  • October, 2013 - Food scientist, Kakitas Shetty, reporting for Healthy News Wire is finding new research with Green Tea and reducing Blood Sugar Levels.
  • August, 2013 - In a randomized Clinical Trial by The University of Shanghai, researchers are studying the effect of Green Tea and Blood Pressure on patients with Type II Diabetes.
  • August, 2013 - Green Tea Intake Improves Reward Learning & Symptoms of Depression as reported in The American Botanical Council's "Herb Clip".
  • April, 2013 - In a Japanese Health Study researchers are learning about the news that the consumption of Green Tea  may help reduce the risk of stroke.
  • January, 2013  -  Tea & Hydration
  • October 1, 2012 -  The publication Nursing Times, is reporting the ongoing studies of Green Tea and Alzheimer's .
  • September 2, 2012 - Mayo Clinic has conducted the first clinical studies of the effect of tea extracts in cancer patients who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) used in phase II clinical trials.
  • September 1, 2012 - More studies are delving into the effects of Green Tea Extracts and the polyphenol EGCG found in Green Tea. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has released its report on how Green Tea may lower the risk of disease in the elderly population.
  • August 22, 2012 - The Journal of Health and Aging reports a Brazilian study that shows Green Tea benefits elderly with metabolic syndrome.
  • June, 2012  - More study is needed in the promise that drinking Green Tea promotes Oral Health as reported by The American Botanical Council.
  • May, 2012 - Three cups of black tea per day may improve heart health measures, such as cholesterol and triglyceride levels wrote researchers in Preventive Medicine.
  • February, 2012 - According to a report in "Nutrition & Metabolism" the green tea compound EGCG may enhance tolerance to blood sugar in diabetic lab mice, and may contribute to anti-diabetic nutritional strategies.
  • February, 2012 - Green tea enriched with catechins may reduce body fat levels, says a new study from the Journal of Functional Foods.
  • February, 2012 - Daily consumption of black tea could help to reduce the risk of heart disease in the general population by subtly reducing blood pressure, according to research by Unilever and a team of Australian scientists.
  • December 1, 2010 - Professor Declan Naughton, from the School of Life Sciences at Kingston University in South West London, said the research showed white tea had anti-ageing potential and high levels of anti-oxidants which could prevent cancer and heart disease.
  • August 13, 2010 -  News from American Botanical Council's Herbal Gram reports Combined Greet Tea, Grape and Shiitake Mushroom Extracts for Treating Common Cold Symptoms Found Beneficial.
  • May, 6, 2010 -  Researchers from Beiersdorf AG, Germany hae studied the biological effects of an extract of the white tea, which is the least processed version of the Camellia Sinensis, on cultured human fat cells (called adipocytes and pre-adipocytes). Study is found on Biomeds Central Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism.
  • February 12, 2010 - A team of researchers from the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston conducted a study showing that daily consumption of Hibiscus Sabdariffa L could lower blood pressure in adults who have mild hypertension. The study is published in the February edition of The Journal of Nutrition.
  • February 1, 2010 - News from the medical journal Science Direct published studies from Italy's  University of Parma and Torina in cooperation with the Research & Development Center in Alba, entitled "Bioavailability and catabolism of green tea flavan-3-ols in humans".   Professor Furio Brighenti from the public health sector and one of the lead researchers of the study, summarized the significance of the findings by saying that tea catechins (or antioxidants) in green tea remain in the body 24 hours after consumption.
  • January 26, 2010 - The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynocology is reporting a study done by the Center for Women's Health Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN pertaining to Green Tea in the treatment of Uterine Fibroids.
  • January 19, 2010 -  Last week the American Association for Cancer Research reporting from  the Joint Conference on Molecular Origins of Lung Cancer and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer ,student  I-Hsin Lin, MS  presented current findings that Green Tea could modify the effect of cigarette smoking on lung cancer risk.
  • December, 8, 2009 - Combined efforts of scientists from the University of Pennsylvania and Boston's Biomedical Research Institute are currently continuing investigations indicating that EGCG an amino acid in green tea and DAPH-12, another chemical, are showing promise in inhibiting the production of amyloid plaques in the field of degenerative brain disorders such as Alzheimers, Huntingtons & Parkinson diseases.  Nature Chemical Biology
  • November 5, 2009 - Evidence continues to brew regarding new studies published in Cancer Prevention Research Journal suggesting some reduction in oral cancer. Dr. Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulo, a professor of medicine at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center continues to test green tea.
  • September, 2009 - The Shands Cancer Center at the University of Florida is continuing their ongoing study of the effects of green tea with Ovarian Cancer Patients.
  • June 19, 2009 - According to results in a study published in a journal of   The American   Association for Cancer Research, men with prostate cancer who consumed the active compounds in green tea demonstrated a significant reduction in serum markers predictive of prostate cancer progression.                                
  • The EGCG (epigallocatechin 3 gallate)  found in green tea are powerful flavonoids known as catechins. These particular catechins may help fight inflammation, as well as some of the underlying mechanisms at work in both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. 
  • Lab analysis  from a report in Science Direct reveals the concentration of the antioxidant EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate 3) is a whopping 137 times higher in matcha than in regular steeped tea. 
  •   Linus Pauling Institute at the Oregon State University observational studies in humans suggest that daily consumption of at least 3 cups of tea may be associated with a modest (11%) decrease in the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack).
  •  Osaka University and Osaka City University found consumption of green tea, and total caffeine was associated with a reduced risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • Tea-drinking has been associated with oral health and bone health.
  •  Drinking tea lowered low-density lipoprotein, the LDL "bad" cholesterol, in a small group of volunteers in an Agricultural Research Service study reported in the October issue of the Journal of Nutrition. The study was led by research chemist Joseph T. Judd with the agency's Diet and Human Performance Laboratory, one of seven laboratories at ARS' Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center.  ARS is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency.
  • Preliminary research suggests that drinking tea may have effects on body weight, fat accumulation and insulin activity says Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D., F.A.C.N, Chief of the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. 
  • USDA researchers using a test tube measure called ORAC found that an eight-ounce (appr220g)     serving of black or green tea is more effective in neutralizing free radicals than individual servings of more than 33 commonly consumed fruits and vegetables, including apples, grapes, kiwi, grapefruit, garlic, broccoli, carrots and brussel sprouts.  
  • Tea is a dietary source of important vitamins and minerals. Tea contains Carotene, a precursor to vitamin A; Thiamine (vitamin B1); Riboflavin (vitamin B2); Nicotinic acid, Pantothenic acid, Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), vitamin B6; Folic acid; Manganese, Potassium, and Fluoride.
  • Researchers at the Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin-Buch, Germany have found that green tea can prevent the formation of deadly plaque in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
  • Subsequent research by Dr. Jack Bukowski of the Nutritional Science Research Institute in Maryland discovered L-theanine elevates the production of interferon gamma, a natural chemical crucial to protecting our bodies against such illnesses as colds, the flu, pneumonia, diarrhea, and many others.
  •  Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden said they saw a 46% lower risk of ovarian cancer in women who drank two or more cups of tea per day compared with those who did not drink tea.