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Black tea has many health and well-being benefits, which most of us are completely unaware of. In addition, some of us are confused by various 'old wives tales' associated with drinking tea.

Tea, the world's favourite drink, can help you maintain your health as part of a balanced diet and healthy, active lifestyle. The antioxidants, hydrating properties, caffeine and fluoride found in tea mean that you need never feel guilty about reaching for the teapot.

The UK drinks 165 million cups of tea a day, with about 70% of the population drinking tea regularly.

Articles and research (156)

Title Date Category Description  
Tea: hydration and other health benefits 3rd May '16 Hydration There is concern in some health profession literature and the wider media that caffeinated beverages may not support normal hydration.
Tea Drinkers are at Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer 24th Jul '14 Health & Wellbeing Cancer is a very complex medical subject but a new systematic review and meta-analysis builds on previous research and shows how tea drinkers could have less of a breast cancer risk. The aim of this latest analysis was to evaluate the links between tea c
Tea Drinking linked with reduced risk of oral cancer 18th Jul '13 Health & Wellbeing Tea drinking may reduce the risk of oral cancer according to a new study.
The suitability of caffeinated drinks for children. 19th Jun '13 Caffeine The increased availability of caffeinated drinks raises questions about the level of caffeine that is appropriate for children, as well as the benefits and risks associated with their consumption.
New research reveals yet more health benefits of black tea. 7th Jul '11 Health & Wellbeing New mechanisms by which black tea could help to prevent cancer have been revealed in two recent studies.
Black tea is not signicantly different from water in the maintenance of normal hydration in human subjects 7th Jun '11 TAP Published Papers There is a belief that caffeinated drinks, such as tea, may adversely affect hydration. This was investigated in a randomised controlled trial.
Black tea is not significantly different from water in the maintenance of normal hydration in human 20th Jan '11 Hydration It is often claimed in the media that caffeinated drinks, such as tea, can adversely affect normal hydration.
A randomised cross-over trial to evaluate the impact of tea on measures of hydration 17th Jun '10 TAP Reports There is a view in the popular press that caffeinated drinks, such as tea, have an adverse effect on hydration.
Exercise, Tea Consumption, and Depression Among Breast Cancer Survivors 8th Feb '10 Independent Research Purpose: To examine the association of lifestyle factors and supplement use with depression among breast cancer survivors
Coffee and tea consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes 5th Feb '10 Independent Research The aim of this study was to examine the association of consumption of coffee and tea, separately and in total, with risk of type 2 diabetes and which factors mediate these relations.
Tea consumption and risk of endometrial cancer: a metaanalysis 5th Feb '10 Independent Research The objective of the study was to assess the association between tea consumption and endometrial cancer.
Protective role of tea catechins on erythrocytes subjected to oxidative stress during human aging 5th Feb '10 Independent Research Antioxidant effect of tea catechins has been shown in many epidemiological studies.
Modulatory effects of black v. green tea aqueous extract on hyperglycaemia, hyperlipidaemia and liver dysfunction in diabetic and obese rat models 5th Feb '10 Independent Research Cardiovascular complications are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes, obesity and the metabolic syndrome.
Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Tea Consumption in Relation to Incident Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 5th Feb '10 Independent Research Coffee consumption has been reported to be inversely associated with risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Green and black tea extracts inhibit HMG-CoA reductase and activate AMP kinase to decrease cholesterol synthesis in hepatoma cells 5th Feb '10 Independent Research Recent studies have demonstrated that green and black tea consumption can lower serum cholesterol in animals and in man, and suppression of hepatic cholesterol synthesis is suggested to contribute to this effect.

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