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Drinking Tea Is Better For Health Than Plain Water
(Medical News Today)
"Not only will tea rehydrate you, it may also protect you from developing heart disease, and even cancer. Apparently, three or more cups a day may also protect your teeth and strengthen your bones. The researchers say they are not sure why, but believe that flavonoids, polyphenol antioxidants, which are found in abundance in tea, may play a major role. Flavonoids help prevent cell damage."
Drinking Tea Is Healthy, The Proof Is In
(Medical News Today)
"Tea's health benefits are largely due to its high content of flavonoids-plant-derived compounds that are antioxidants. Green tea is the best food source of a group called catechins. In test tubes, catechins are more powerful than vitamins C and E in halting oxidative damage to cells and appear to have other disease-fighting properties. Studies have found an association between consuming green tea and a reduced risk for several cancers, including, skin, breast, lung, colon, esophageal, and bladder.
Drinking tea soothes stress, researchers say
"Published in the international journal Psychopharmacology, the study found that people who drank tea were able to de-stress more quickly than those who drank a tea substitute. Following a stressful event, tea-drinkers also had lower levels of cortisol in their blood when compared with a control group who drank placebo tea."
Flavonoids linked to better breast cancer survival
By Stephen Daniells
22/11/2007 - An increased dietary intake of flavonoids may enhance breast cancer survival by over 30 per cent, suggests a new epidemiological study from the US.
Tea Helps Toughen Older Women's Hips
Those who drink it daily lose less bone, study finds
By Amanda Gardner
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) --
New Australian research suggests that having a cuppa (tea, that is) may help strengthen older women's hips.
"This study suggests that drinking tea in moderation can actually benefit your bones," said lead researcher Amanda Devine, a senior lecturer in the nutrition program at the School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science, Edith Cowan University, and adjunct senior lecturer at the University of Western Australia's School of Medicine and Pharmacology, in Perth.