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Tea Drinking Fights Chronic Illnesses

Friday, 21 Sep 2012 08:30 AM

Here’s something to add to the list of potential health benefits from tea drinking: preventing chronic diseases, including osteoporosis and high blood pressure.

That’s what scientists meeting this week at the Fifth International Scientific Symposium on Tea and Human Health in Washington, D.C., reported from recent research. One study on post-menopausal women found green tea may help boost bone mass and reduce bone fracture risk, while research on black tea showed it supports healthy arteries, USA Today reports.
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"If there's anything that can confidently be communicated to the public, it's the ability of tea to be associated and demonstrated in the primary prevention of chronic disease," says meeting chair Jeffrey Blumberg, a professor in Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston.

To read the complete USA Today story, go here.

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Researchers point to a number of studies showing drinking tea fights chronic diseases, including osteoporosis and high blood pressure.
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