Keyword: greentea

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The Simplest Health Habit You Should Start Today

    04/20/2016 6:05:40 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | April 19, 2016 | Lorie Johnson
    Not many substances are as widely studied as tea. Now, the verdict is in. The bottom line: if you're not drinking tea on a regular basis, it might be a habit worth starting. That's because when it comes to your health, tea packs a powerful punch. Combined studies examining literally hundreds of thousands of tea drinkers led a vast array of scientists to conclude that a consistent dose of tea is good for the body. Most of the research was conducted in Asian countries, on people drinking hot, green tea. The amount mattered. Usually people only experienced health benefits if...
  • 10 Reasons Green Tea Is The Healthiest Drink In The World

    11/28/2013 11:57:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/28/2013 | KRIS GUNNARS, AUTHORITY NUTRITION
    Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits. Here are 10 health benefits of green tea that have been confirmed in human research studies. 1. Green Tea Contains Various Bioactive Compounds That Can Improve Health Green tea is more than just green liquid. Many of the bioactive compounds in the tea leaves do make it into the final drink, which contains large amounts of important nutrients. It is...
  • Warning…Your Green Tea Isn’t What You Think It Is

    10/20/2013 3:04:04 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Bottom Line ^ | 9-1-13 | Rebecca Shannonhouse
    The disease-fighting punch of green tea is largely due to its high concentration of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a substance with more antioxidant activity than vitamins C and E and other nutritional heavyweights. The other side of the green tea story: Even if you are consuming green tea, the truth is that you might not be getting what you pay for. Some bottled green teas and even green tea supplements contain only trace amounts of EGCG. Meanwhile, the amount of EGCG in other green tea–based products can vary by more than 240%. These and other findings, from the scientists at,...
  • Green tea, coffee may reduce stroke risk by 20 percent

    03/16/2013 9:54:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 15, 2013 | Michelle Castillo
    Coffee or green tea drinker? Don't put that cup down: Those beverages may lower your stroke risk if they're a regular part of your daily diet. Researchers discovered that people who drank at least one cup of coffee a day lowered their stroke risk by about 20 percent compared to those who drank it rarely. Compared to those who rarely drank either beverage, those who drank at least one cup of coffee or two cups of green tea a day had a 32 percent lower chance of having an intracerebral hemorrhage, a type of stroke that occurs when a blood...
  • Drinking Green Tea With Starchy Food May Help Lower Blood Sugar Spikes

    11/19/2012 11:04:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Penn State Live ^ | Monday, November 12, 2012
    An ingredient in green tea that helps reduce blood sugar spikes in mice may lead to new diet strategies for people, according to Penn State food scientists. Mice fed an antioxidant found in green tea -- epigallocatechin-3-gallate, or EGCG -- and corn starch had a significant reduction in increase in their blood sugar -- blood glucose -- levels compared to mice that were not fed the compound, according to Joshua Lambert, assistant professor of food science in agricultural sciences. "The spike in blood glucose level is about 50 percent lower than the increase in the blood glucose level of mice...
  • Green Tea Eyed As Possible Skin Cancer Treatment

    08/23/2012 2:20:57 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 6 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | August 22, 2012 | Christine Hsu
    Scientists have discovered a chemical extract in green tea that can treat two types of skin cancer, without producing the harmful side effects associated with chemotherapy.While the epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) compound is too weak to make an impact when consumed in tea, scientists were able to kill or shrink two-thirds of cancer cells within a month when they applied the extract to tumor cells in the lab. What's more, the chemical compound did not appear to affect any other healthy cells or tissues in the body.Researchers from the universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow believe that their study is the first...

    03/10/2012 4:51:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Food Product Design ^ | March 7, 2012
    Drinking green tea may provide protection against neurotoxicity induced by consuming high levels of lead in foods, according to a new study published in the journal NeuroToxicology. The findings suggest the combination of green tea and the chemical lead acetate causes less damage to the brain and nervous system compared to lead acetate alone. In the United States, levels of heavy metals, including lead, should not exceed 10 parts per million (ppm) in any food ingredient. Imported products, such as spices and powders, pose a particular threat, because many countries do not share the United States’ standards concerning lead. In...
  • Green tea flavonoid may prevent reinfection with hepatitis C virus following liver transplantation

    12/01/2011 9:15:36 AM PST · by decimon · 1 replies
    Wiley-Blackwell ^ | December 1, 2011
    German researchers have determined that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG)—a flavonoid found in green tea—inhibits the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from entering liver cells. Study findings available in the December issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, suggest that EGCG may offer an antiviral strategy to prevent HCV reinfection following liver transplantation. HCV infection can lead to chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or primary liver cancer. HCV is one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease and a primary indication for liver transplantation, affecting up to...
  • Green Tea With a Hint of Panda Manure

    09/09/2011 4:11:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    China Daily ^ | 9/5/2011 | Chen Yingqun
    A university teacher has plans to grow green tea using panda manure as fertilizer and sell it at sky-high prices, the West China City Daily reported. An Yanshi, a teacher at southwest China's Sichuan University, learned during a conference that pandas only absorb 30 percent of what they eat, leaving 70 percent of the nutrition in their manure. He then secured a patent to grow tea leaves with panda dung. He expects to sell the tea for 219,865 yuan ($34,422) for half of a kilogram. An's version will be priced 10 times higher than the most expensive tea on the...
  • The Art of Chinese Tea: Flavor, Color and Scent Are Key to Enjoyment

    07/28/2011 7:35:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Daily Yomiuri ^ | Jul. 29, 2011 | Aki Omori
    Nowadays, many people are able to enjoy Chinese tea such as oolong and pu'er thanks to its availability in bottles or cans. By making the tea yourself, however, tea time can be a wonderful experience as you can better understand and appreciate the scent and rich taste of the tea. According to Chinese tea expert Naoko Iwasaki, there are more than 1,000 kinds of Chinese tea, either from China or Taiwan. Iwasaki said Chinese tea is divided into six groups, including green, white and black, and is categorized by the level of fermentation, processing, the color of the leaves and...
  • Green tea reduces cholesterol risk

    07/08/2011 10:31:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | July 8, 2011 | by Deborah Braconnie
    In a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Xin-Xin Zheng reports that green tea reduces LDL and total cholesterol. This could explain the reasoning behind green teaÂ’s apparent reduction to the risk of heart disease. Xin-Xin Zheng and his colleagues from Peking Union Medical College pooled the results of 14 previous trials that looked at the consumption of green tea. The researchers divided participants up into one group that had either consumed green tea or taken green tea supplements for up to at least three months and another group which had been given placebos. In looking...
  • Japan: Cesium Above Limit Detected from Tea of 5 More Shizuoka Factories

    06/14/2011 9:08:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Jiji Press ^ | 06/14/11
    Cesium Above Limit Detected from Tea of 5 More Shizuoka Factories Shizuoka, June 14 (Jiji Press)--Shizuoka Prefecture said Tuesday that radioactive cesium levels exceeded the safety limit in tea leaves processed at five more factories in the central Japan prefecture. The tea products had 581 to 654 becquerels per kilogram of the radioactive material, against Japan's legal limit of 500 becquerels. The prefecture checked tea products made from the first flush tea leaves at 20 factories in the Warashina district. This brings the total number of affected factories in the district to six including one announced Thursday. The prefecture instructed...
  • Gov't halts shipment of tea leaves in 4 prefectures over high radiation levels

    06/03/2011 6:39:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Gov't halts shipment of tea leaves in 4 prefectures over high radiation levels The government on June 2 ordered a halt to shipments of tea leaves produced throughout Ibaraki Prefecture and parts of Kanagawa, Chiba and Tochigi prefectures, after detecting radioactive cesium in leaves exceeding the legal limit. Tests carried out in the wake of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, from which large amounts of radioactive materials have leaked, detected radiation exceeding the legal limit of 500 becquerels per kilogram of tea leaves. It is the first time for the government to halt shipments...
  • Mechanism discovered for health benefit of green tea, new approach to autoimmune disease

    06/02/2011 12:40:16 PM PDT · by decimon · 20 replies
    Oregon State University ^ | June 2, 2011 | Unknown
    CORVALLIS, Ore. – One of the beneficial compounds found in green tea has a powerful ability to increase the number of “regulatory T cells” that play a key role in immune function and suppression of autoimmune disease, according to new research in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. This may be one of the underlying mechanisms for the health benefits of green tea, which has attracted wide interest for its ability to help control inflammation, improve immune function and prevent cancer. > In this study, OSU scientists did experiments with a compound in green tea, a polyphenol called...
  • Japan: Ministries divided over radioactive tea(is radioactive tea safe or not?)

    05/18/2011 9:01:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Ministries divided over radioactive tea The Yomiuri Shimbun Local farmers have been thrown into confusion after the health and farm ministries expressed differing views over shipments of tea harvested in Kanagawa Prefecture after fresh leaves were found to have exceeded government limits for radioactive cesium. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has been trying to restrict shipments of tea leaves from the prefecture about 300 kilometers from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant due to health concerns. The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry, however, has claimed that despite the high levels of radioactive material, drinking tea made from the...
  • Traditional Theory Challenged After Tea Leaves Found in Famous Chinese Tomb

    03/17/2010 10:42:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 539+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 2010-03-18
    Chinese archeologists have found remnants of tea leaves in tea sets unearthed from the family graveyard of the country's first known anthropologist, a man who lived 900 years ago. The finding challenge the traditional theory that infused tea became popular only in modern times, said Zhang Yun, a researcher with Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archeology. Pieces of green tea were found in a dozen bronze, porcelain and stone tea sets unearthed from a cluster of 29 tombs in Lantian County, he said. Zhang led the excavations that lasted from December 2007 to December 2009, which produced a variety of sacrificial...
  • New evidence that green tea may help fight glaucoma and other eye diseases

    02/18/2010 10:42:44 AM PST · by decimon · 16 replies · 529+ views
    American Chemical Society ^ | Feb 18, 2010 | Unknown
    Scientists have confirmed that the healthful substances found in green tea — renowned for their powerful antioxidant and disease-fighting properties — do penetrate into tissues of the eye. Their new report, the first documenting how the lens, retina, and other eye tissues absorb these substances, raises the possibility that green tea may protect against glaucoma and other common eye diseases. It appears in ACS's bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Chi Pui Pang and colleagues point out that so-called green tea "catechins" have been among a number of antioxidants thought capable of protecting the eye. Those include vitamin C,...
  • Feeling old and blue? Green tea may help

    12/18/2009 10:50:58 AM PST · by decimon · 19 replies · 644+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 18, 2009 | Joene Hendry
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Elderly men and women who sip on several cups of green tea a day may be less likely to have the blues, hint findings of a study from Japan. Dr. Kaijun Niu, at Tohoku University Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering in Sendai, and colleagues found men and women aged 70 and older who drank four or more, versus one or fewer, cups of green tea daily were 44 percent less likely to have symptoms of depression. Several prior studies have linked green tea consumption to reduced levels of psychological distress. This led Niu and colleagues...
  • Green tea chemical combined with another may hold promise for treatment of brain disorders

    12/03/2009 6:40:20 AM PST · by decimon · 13 replies · 774+ views
    Watertown, MA—Scientists at Boston Biomedical Research Institute (BBRI) and the University of Pennsylvania have found that combining two chemicals, one of which is the green tea component EGCG, can prevent and destroy a variety of protein structures known as amyloids. Amyloids are the primary culprits in fatal brain disorders such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and Parkinson's diseases. Their study, published in the current issue of Nature Chemical Biology (December 2009), may ultimately contribute to future therapies for these diseases. "These findings are significant because it is the first time a combination of specific chemicals has successfully destroyed diverse forms of amyloids...
  • Health Care And Green Tea

    08/26/2009 10:12:31 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 374+ views ^ | 08/25/2009 | Mark Roberts
    This article is about the health effects of using green tea. Since the days of Ponce de Leon, Americans have been fascinated with the search for the fountain of youth and the ever present concern about staying healthy. People are constantly looking for that next new product that will keep us in good health. One of the latest fads for helping to restore health is the use of green tea. Tea has long been known for its medicinal effects in many parts of the world, particularly in the Orient. Tea ceremonies have been a tradition in Japan for hundreds of...
  • Any Green Tea Connoisseurs Out There?

    08/17/2009 8:01:51 PM PDT · by WackySam · 69 replies · 2,062+ views
    8-17-09 | WackySam
    I recently tried green tea for the first time and immediately became addicted to it. I must be drinking 10 cups a day and would probably drink more if I didn't care about sleeping at night. Being new to green tea I know little of the different types, quality, preparation, etc.. and was hoping some knowledgeable Freepers could point me in the right direction by recommending some of the better teas and/or links to any good web resources. Currently I've only tried two- both bought in regular Supermarkets so I'm guessing they are not higher quality teas. One of the...
  • Green Tea Reduces Serum Markers Predictive Of Prostate Cancer Progression

    06/19/2009 2:31:13 PM PDT · by decimon · 11 replies · 388+ views
    Scientific Blogging ^ | June 19th 2009 | News Staff
    According to results of a study published in Cancer Prevention 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. Green tea is the second most popular drink in the world, and some epidemiological studies have shown health benefits with green tea, including a reduced incidence of prostate cancer, according to Cardelli. However, some human trials have found contradictory results. The few trials conducted to date have evaluated the clinical efficacy of green tea consumption and few studies have evaluated the change in biomarkers, which...
  • Green Tea Extract Shows Promise In Leukemia Trials

    05/28/2009 8:57:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies · 399+ views
    science daily ^ | May 27, 2009
    Clinic researchers are reporting positive results in early leukemia clinical trials using the chemical epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an active ingredient in green tea. The trial determined that patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) can tolerate the chemical fairly well when high doses are administered in capsule form and that lymphocyte count was reduced in one-third of participants. "We found not only that patients tolerated the green tea extract at very high doses, but that many of them saw regression to some degree of their chronic lymphocytic leukemia," says Tait Shanafelt, M.D., Mayo Clinic hematologist and lead author of the study....
  • Chinese Food Fights Breast Cancer

    03/17/2009 9:57:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 457+ views
    Two Chinese dietary staples - mushrooms and green tea - may have the power to ward off breast cancer, mounting evidence suggests. A study of over 2,000 Chinese women in the International Journal of Cancer found large quantities of both in the diet slashed cancer risk by up to 90%. Research suggests chemicals in the foods block tumour growth and boost the body's natural defences against cancer. But experts say it is unclear whether the benefits will apply to all women. It is known that the rate of breast cancer in China is four- to five-times lower than rates typically...
  • Study Shows Green Tea Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

    11/22/2008 9:28:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 1,339+ views
    Natural New ^ | Friday, November 21, 2008 | David Gutierrez
    Drinking green tea may help prevent heart disease and stroke, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Athens Medical School in Greece and published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention. "A couple of cups a day would probably be a good dose for people," researcher Charalambos Vlachopoulos said. "This is the first study to show these effects for green tea." Prior research has indicated that black tea can improve cardiovascular health, leading researchers suspect that green tea might even more effective. Many of the beneficial health effects of tea are attributed to its high content of antioxidant...
  • Green Tea, Mushroom Extract Combo Slows Sarcomas

    04/15/2008 7:18:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 71+ views
    FASEB via ^ | April 8, 2008 | Robert Preidt
    TUESDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) — A combination of the active ingredients in reishi mushrooms and green tea inhibited the growth of tumors and extended survival time of mice with sarcomas, two Chinese studies show. Sarcomas are cancers of the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue. Both reishi mushrooms and green tea have long held a place in traditional medicine in Asia. Recent research has shown that both enhance the body's immune function, according to background information in a news release about the two new studies by researchers at the Pharmanex BJ Clinical Pharmacology...
  • Green tea helps beat superbugs

    03/30/2008 4:37:32 PM PDT · by decimon · 21 replies · 533+ views
    Green tea can help beat superbugs according to Egyptian scientists speaking today (Monday 31 March 2008) at the Society for General Microbiology’s 162nd meeting being held this week at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The pharmacy researchers have shown that drinking green tea helps the action of important antibiotics in their fight against resistant superbugs, making them up to three times more effective. Green tea is a very common beverage in Egypt, and it is quite likely that patients will drink green tea while taking antibiotics. The medical researchers wanted to find out if green tea would interfere with the...
  • Green tea may protect against colon cancer (Polyphenon E)

    12/07/2007 4:35:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 379+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/07 | Megan Rauscher
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An extract of green tea wards off colorectal cancer, animal experiments show. According to research reported at the Sixth International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention, sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Research, a standardized green tea polyphenol preparation (Polyphenon E) limits the growth of colorectal tumors in rats treated with a substance that causes the cancer. "Our findings show that rats fed a diet containing Polyphenon E are less than half as likely to develop colon cancer," Dr. Hang Xiao, from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey,...
  • Anti-Cancer Compound in Green Tea Identified

    03/18/2007 1:58:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 391+ views
    ISLAMABAD: Spanish and British scientists have discovered how green tea helps to prevent certain types of cancer. Researchers at the University of Murcia in Spain (UMU) and the John Innes Center (JIC) in Norwich, England have shown that a compound called EGCG in green tea prevents cancer cells from growing by binding to a specific enzyme. "We have shown for the first time that EGCG, which is present in green tea at relatively high concentrations, inhibits the enzyme dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR), which is a recognized, established target for anti-cancer drugs, " says Professor Roger Thorneley, of JIC. "This is the...
  • Big study in Japan says green tea lowers stroke risk

    10/07/2006 9:19:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 523+ views ^ | 09.14.06 | LINDSEY TANNER
    Can drinking green tea really protect against two big killers, strokes and cancer? A huge study in Japan suggests yes and no: It might lower your stroke risk but won't save you from cancer. The study's authors say their findings might explain why the Japanese are less likely than Americans to die of heart disease and stroke. Even so, the answers aren't clear. Green tea has been researched a lot, and many of the studies have come up with conflicting results. Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said an analysis found no credible scientific evidence to support...
  • Green tea cuts fatal illness risk

    09/13/2006 4:53:13 AM PDT · by Mark Felton · 96 replies · 2,687+ views
    BBC ^ | 9/13/06 | BBC
    Drinking green tea can substantially cut the risk of dying from a range of illnesses, a Japanese study has found. The research, which looked at over 40,000 people, found the risk of fatal cardiovascular disease was cut by more than a quarter. But British heart experts said the benefits may be linked to the whole Japanese diet, which is healthier than that eaten in the west. The work is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It is questionable whether drinking the same amount of green tea a day in the UK would have a significant impact on...
  • Green Tea Auctioned Off at US$13,000

    06/04/2006 12:56:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 444+ views
    A rare kind of green tea was auctioned off in Korea, and sold at a surprising price of W1.3 million (US$13,000). That means a cup of this tea would cost more than $100. The tea, made of leaves from the oldest tea tree in the country, has a rather strong scent and a sweet aftertaste, without the usual bitterness that most other green teas have. Given the value of the green tea, the starting price for the auction was set at $10,000, and four people made a bid. The winning bidder donated it to a local tea museum in Hadong...
  • Fantastic Voyage : Live Long Enough to Live Forever

    05/25/2006 2:20:45 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 19 replies · 1,043+ views ^ | September 27, 2005 | Ray Kurzweil & Terry Grossman, M.D.
    Immortality is within our grasp . . . In Fantastic Voyage, high-tech visionary Ray Kurzweil teams up with life-extension expert Terry Grossman, M.D., to consider the awesome benefits to human health and longevity promised by the leading edge of medical science--and what you can do today to take full advantage of these startling advances. Citing extensive research findings that sound as radical as the most speculative science fiction, Kurzweil and Grossman offer a program designed to slow aging and disease processes to such a degree that you should be in good health and good spirits when the more extreme...
  • Hotlines: Coke's Calorie-Burning Enviga Slated for 2006 Debut

    07/28/2005 8:39:25 PM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies · 4,888+ views
    NEW YORK- Coca-Cola is planning to launch Enviga, a soda that is said to burn 50 to 100 calories just by drinking a 12-oz. serving, next year, per one executive. Enviga, a green tea-based, caffeinated, carbonated drink, is in clinical testing and is said to speed up the user's metabolism. The beverage will target active lifestyle consumers. A Coke rep said, "Some [of our projects] may find their way to market and some may not." Studies have shown that drinking green tea may promote weight loss by stimulating the body to burn calories
  • Green tea unlikely to reduce cancer risk

    07/03/2005 12:47:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies · 828+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- The evidence that green tea may reduce risk of some cancers is weak and its unlikely to cut cancer risk, U.S. Federal Drug Administration officials said. "Two studies do not show that drinking green tea reduces the risk of breast cancer in women, but one weaker, more limited study suggests that drinking green tea may reduce this risk," the FDA said in a statement Friday. "Based on these studies, FDA concludes that it is highly unlikely that green tea reduces the risk of breast cancer." In addition FDA said, "One weak and limited study does...

    06/10/2005 8:37:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 495+ views
    China Daily ^ | 2005-06-03 | Ye Jun
    To Zhao Yingli, a cup of tea is a lot more than a mixture of water and tea leaves. "When I look at tea, it speaks its own language," the tea expert based in Beijing said. "To really get to know it, you need to learn to talk with it." And that is exactly what Zhao, a teacher of professional tea ceremony presenters, tells his student to do. "People can learn the skills of tea ceremony in just three days. But to acquire respect for tea and to learn to communicate with tea takes at least three years." Zhao is...
  • Does a New Pill Contain the Fountain of Youth?

    06/03/2005 7:26:49 AM PDT · by Lathspell · 57 replies · 2,859+ views
    Protandim May Slow Aging Process by Increasing Enzymes That Fight Free Radicals- Dr. Joe McCord's latest research may unravel the mystery of aging. And if he succeeds, the answer could come in the form of a little yellow pill called Protandim. The University of Colorado at Denver biochemistry professor has conducted decades of experiments into a special class of enzymes in the cell that some hope have the potential of extending lives and possibly preventing chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Much of his work has centered on oxidative stress -- which increases with age. TBARS, which are...
  • Researchers find green tea cancer prevention mechanism

    05/21/2005 8:20:11 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies · 373+ views
    Biochemistry ^ | 04.30.05
    Researchers find green tea cancer prevention mechanismResearchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have discovered an anticancer mechanism for epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a flavonoid in green tea found to be associated with many of its benefits. Although green tea flavonoids appear to be protective against cancer, their mechanism of action had not been completely defined.The report, which was published in the April 5 2005 issue of the journal Biochemistry (, was authored by Christine Palermo of the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, Claire Westlake and Thomas A. Gasiewicz, PhD, who is the director of Rochester's...
  • Green and black tea fight diabetes

    04/21/2005 11:18:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 948+ views ^ | April 19
    Scranton, PA, Apr. 19 (UPI) -- Black tea is as good as green tea in reducing sugar levels and inhibiting cataracts in diabetic mice, researchers said Tuesday. The study by the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania found both teas reduced glucose levels and other diabetic complications, such as cataracts, during the three-month test on rats. "Most people, scientists included, believe that green tea has more health benefits than black tea," said lead author Joe Vinson. of the research to be published in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. The finding that green and black teas are...
  • Tablet tea good to be true

    03/23/2005 2:38:56 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 269+ views
    The Statesman (India) ^ | March 22 | Subhendu Ray
    SILIGURI, March 22. — Given the abysmal state of the tea industry in these parts, any innovation is good news. But this one promises to make pill-poppers out of tea-drinkers — enter, the tea tablet; exit, tea bags! That, at least, is the claim. The tea tablet is in the final stage of R&D at the Tocklai Experiment Station (TES) in Jorhat, Assam, and is likely to hit the market within months. The secret formula — patents are pending — has been developed by technicians at TES, the world’s largest tea research facility, Dr M Hazarika, station director, told The...
  • Green Tea: Performance Secret?

    03/03/2005 1:33:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies · 1,523+ views
    CBS News ^ | Jan. 28, 2005
    The amount of green tea eaten by the mice would work out to about 4 cups of green tea a day for a 165-pound human athlete. That's a little less than a liter of tea a day. Probably not. But green tea extract does make mice stronger swimmers, Japanese researchers report. Ten weeks of green tea supplements plus strenuous exercise made mice swim longer and stronger than mice that swam their laps without performance enhancement. "We have shown that green tea extracts are beneficial for improving endurance capacity, and that this effect is accompanied by a stimulation of [fat] metabolism,"...
  • Green Tea may Reduce Inflamation and Increase Physical Endurance

    01/27/2005 7:59:06 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies · 1,359+ views
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol (November 24, 2004). doi:10.1152/ajpregu.00693.2004 This Article Full Text (PDF) Alert me when this article is cited Alert me if a correction is posted Services Email this article to a friend Similar articles in this journal Similar articles in PubMed Alert me to new issues of the journal Download to citation manager PubMed PubMed Citation Articles by Murase, T. Articles by Tokimitsu, I. Submitted on October 7, 2004Accepted on November 20, 2004 Green tea extract improves endurance capacity and increases muscle lipid oxidation in mice Takatoshi Murase1*, Satoshi Haramizu1, Akira Shimotoyodome1, Azumi Nagasawa1, and...
  • New Healthy Beverage For All Restaurants Now Arises! (Zot of a Salesman.)

    01/13/2005 9:15:53 PM PST · by BusinessMan · 60 replies · 4,551+ views
    01-14-2005 | Lyndon Cena
  • Study: green tea potent in fighting cancer

    08/06/2003 1:00:23 PM PDT · by yonif · 28 replies · 1,029+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Aug. 5 2003 | UPI
    <p>ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A new study indicates green tea's ability to fight cancer is even more potent and varied than scientists have suspected.</p> <p>Researchers say they've discovered chemicals in green tea that shut down one of the key molecules that tobacco relies upon to cause cancer. It's a find that could help explain why people who drink green tea are less likely to develop cancer.</p>
  • Green, Black Tea Said to Boost Immune System

    04/22/2003 4:06:48 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 22 replies · 876+ views
    Discovery Channel/Health ^ | April 21, 2003 | AFP
    April 21, 2003 — Certain types of tea have long been known to protect against cancer, but now US researchers have reason to believe they may also boost the immune system. The findings are very preliminary, but Brigham and Women's researchers reported that volunteers who were asked to drink 20 ounces of black tea a day demonstrated stronger immune responses to infection than they had previously, or than a control group of coffee drinkers. "The health benefits of tea have been touted for centuries but no human research has demonstrated an association between tea drinking and immunology," said lead author...