Benefits Of Drinking Green Tea
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A collection of headline news articles since 2007 about the benefits of drinking green tea.

Thousands of green tea studies are conducted each year. They tell us about the amazing benefits of drinking green tea. Tracking these exciting stories can be taxing. Why not let me do the hard work for you?

When you scan through the headlines of this page, you will begin a journey of discovery; a journey that will only get better.

You will witness, first hand, how industrialized man wakes up to the magic of the second oldest and widely consumed beverage in the world - after water.

18 December 2007, Green Tea Prevents Parkinson’s Disease

benefits of drinking green teaA study conducted on rats found that green tea prevented the breakdown of the nerve cells in the brain that are responsible for producing dopamine.

Dopamine is a brain chemical that coordinates body movement. As these cells deplete, sufferers of Parkinson’s disease find it increasingly difficult to carry out everyday activities such as walking, talking and eating.

Benefits of Drinking Green Tea Source:
Shuhong Guo, J.Yan, T. Yang, X. Yang, E Bezard and B. Zhao (2007). Protective effects of green tea polyphenols in the 6-OHDA rat model of Parkinson’s disease through inhibition of ROS-NO pathway. Biological Psychiatry 2007; 62 (12): 1353-1362.

6 December 2007, Green Tea Suppress Breast Cancer

Dr. Radha Maheshwari, professor of Pathology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), and Rajesh Loganathan Thangapazham, a graduate student, have shown that green tea has antitumor effects in breast cancer cells.

Dr. Maheshwari discovered that green tea causes cancer cells to commit suicide, and blocks their growth.

The study will be published in the Journal of Cancer Biology and Therapy, December 2007, Volume 6, Issue 12.

Benefits of Drinking Green Tea Source: Green Tea And Breast Cancer

8 November 2007, Green Tea Fight Severe Sepsis

benefits of drinking green teaGreen tea could prove the perfect elixir for severe sepsis, an abnormal immune system response to a bacterial infection.

Researchers from The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have been studying the therapeutic powers of dozens of Chinese herbal compounds in reversing this fatal immune response that kills 225,000 Americans every year.

They found that an ingredient in green tea rescued mice from lethal sepsis – and the findings could pave the way to clinical trials in patients.

Benefits of Drinking Green Tea Source: Green Tea And Severe Sepsis

1 August 2007, Green Tea Cut Fatal Lung Cancer Risk

Lung cancer is one of the most common diseases nowadays. With small-cell carcinoma (SCLC), you have the worst of the lot.

SCLC represents 15 to 20 percent of all lung cancer cases. It is so fatal that more than 85 percent of patients die within 5 years.

A breakthrough study conducted by Dr. Sadava of Keck Science Center, California, discovered that green tea antioxidant EGCG slows cancer growth by enzyme telomerase.

Benefits of Drinking Green Tea Source: Green Tea and Lung Cancer

25 June 2007, Green Tea and Colon Cancer

A 2007 Chinese study found that those who drink green tea drinker regularly are 37% less likely to suffer from colorectal cancers.

The study monitored 70,000 Chinese women aged 40 to 70 for 6 years.

Another 2007 American study discovered that drinking 4 to 6 cups of green tea a day may dramatically reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in humans.

Benefits of Drinking Green Tea Source:
Green Tea Protect Against Colon Cancer

31 May 2007, Green Tea Extract EGCG - Improves Blood Flow Or Not?

benefits of drinking green teaMany population studies have shown tea to be associated with improved endothelial function.

A study was jointly conducted by Michael Widlansky, from Boston University School of Medicine, and DSM Nutritional Products, maker of the Teavigo supplement.

Measurements were taken after an initial dose of EGCG (300 milligrams), 2 hours later, and after 2 weeks of supplementation with EGCG (two 150 milligrams per day).

EGCG was found to improve blood flow, or Flow Mediated Dilation (FMD), by 21% 2 hours after the initial 300 milligram dose. However, similar improvements were not observed after the end of the 2 week period.

Benefits of Drinking Green Tea Source:
M.E. Widlansky, N.M. Hamburg, E. Anter, M. Holbrook, D.F. Kahn, J.G. Elliott, J.F. Keaney, Jr., and J.A. Vita (2007). Acute EGCG Supplementation Reverses Endothelial Dysfunction in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease. Journal of the American College of Nutrition Volume 26, Number 2, Pages 95-102.

21 May 2007, Green Tea Treat Inflammatory Bladder Disease

Roughly ten million American adults have problems controlling their bladders. Bladder disease affects both men and women and can comprise incontinence or interstitial cystitis, a chronic inflammatory state that causes recurrent, urgent and painful urination and pelvic discomfort.

"We discovered that catechins found in green tea protected both normal and cancerous bladder cells from inflammation when we exposed the cells to hydrogen peroxide."

"Although further studies are needed, these results indicate herbal supplements from green tea could be a treatment option for various bladder conditions that are caused by injury or inflammation," said Michael B. Chancellor, M.D., professor of urology and gynaecology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Benefits of Drinking Green Tea Source: Green Tea And Bladder Diseases

23 April 2007, Green Tea Antioxidant - How Tunneling Fox Out Free Radicals

benefits of drinking green teaScientists have used quantum mechanics to work out why green tea is good for you. The health benefits of the brew are all down to a quirk of the quantum world known as tunneling, they say.

Àngels González-Lafont and colleagues at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain have modeled the chemical reaction that allows green tea catechins to zap free radicals.

The reaction involves the catechins losing a hydrogen atom to a reactive free radical. The scientists found that in this process the radical and catechins were bound together tightly, leading to very small energy changes as the reaction proceeds.

Tunneling makes the hydrogen transfer much faster than the free radical's reaction with the body's vulnerable lipids, so the radicals are trapped before they can do harm.

'It is really astounding what this [research] has done for the rest of us,' said Vinson. 'We had a problem understanding how polyphenols work at such low concentrations.'

'This paper gives theoretical credence to a large amount of experimental evidence of polyphenols as in vitro and in vivo antioxidants.'

Benefits of Drinking Green Tea Source:
Green Tea Antioxidant
's Tunneling Secret

19 April 2007, Green Tea And Dry Mouth - A Cure For Autoimmune Disease?

Autoimmune disease affects 30 percent of elderly Americans. It can be caused by certain drugs, radiation and other diseases. In contrast, only about 5 percent of the elderly in China suffer from dry mouth.

Dr. Stephen Hsu from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry said:

“Since it is an autoimmune disease, Sjogren’s Syndrome causes the body to attack itself and produce extra antibodies that mistakenly target the salivary and lacrimal glands.”

However, Dr. Hsu said that green tea drinkers had significantly fewer lymphocytes and auto-antibodies, which are protein weapons produced when the immune system attacks itself.

The results indicate that green tea reduced the inflammation, as many other studies have found.

Benefits of Drinking Green Tea Source: Green Tea And Autoimmune Disease

23 March 2007, Green Tea Fight HIV

Researchers found a compound in the tea stops the HIV virus binding to cells in the immune system.

Professor Mike Williamson, of Sheffield University, said: "It could reduce the risk of infection and help slow the spread of HIV."

But he added: "It is not a cure or safe way to avoid infection. It could be used to improve quality of life for those infected."

Benefits of Drinking Green Tea Source: Green Tea And Aids

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