TeaSearch #3

January 12, 2014

Greetings Lads and Lasses,

With every #TeaSearch post we bring you high-quality, peer-reviewed research on the science of tea. Because the FDA throws whiny-fits when we make out-right claims about the health benefits of tea--we have decided to share our thousands of research articles directly with our tea-drinking friends.


On this fine day we present a study on the effects of the famous tea “catechin” called epigallocatechin gallate (also known as EGCG). E
GCG is one of the most well-researched compounds in tea, particularly green and white tea.

Study Name: Effects of Green Tea and EGCG on Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health

JournalJournal of the American College of Nutrition

Date: 2008

Overview: Tea—particularly green tea—is rich in polyphenols like EGCG. Research points to a range of health benefits, including anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic, and positive metabolic effects.

From the study, 

-- Several intervention studies have demonstrated green tea catechins containing 200–300 mg EGCG exert beneficial effects on cardiovascular and metabolic health

-- Epidemiological and intervention studies indicate that consumption of 5–6 or more cups of green tea, containing 200–300 mg EGCG, per day may be beneficial for maintaining cardiovascular and metabolic health.


Complete study can be found Here


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