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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  
The neuroprotective effects of caffeine: a prospective population study (the Three City Study) 5th Sep '09 Health Research Archive To examine the association between caffeine intake, cognitive decline, and incident dementia in a community-based sample of subjects aged 65 years and over.
The health effects of black tea and flavonoids 20th May '09 TAP Published Papers Publisher: Nutrition & Food Science; June 2009
Author: Dr Carrie Ruxton
Date: 2009
21st Century ills 20th May '09 TAP Reports Publisher: Tea Advisory Panel
Date: 2008 - Summer
Black tea and health 20th May '09 TAP Published Papers Publisher: British Nutrition Foundation
Journal: Nutrition Bulletin, 33, 91-101
Author: Dr Carrie Ruxton
Date: 2008
Black tea linked to a reduced risk of Ovarian Cancer 26th Feb '09 Health & Wellbeing According to latest research from America, black tea has been found to reduce the possible risk of ovarian cancer. The study found that women drinking two or more cups of black tea a day had a 30% reduction in risk of ovarian cancer.
The acute effect of green tea consumption on endothelial function in healthy individuals 16th Jun '08 Health Research Archive Tea consumption is associated with decreased cardiovascular risk.
Radical-scavenging abilities and antioxidant properties of theaflavins and their gallate esters in H(2)O(2)-mediated oxidative damage system in the HPF-1 cells 16th Jun '08 Health Research Archive The antioxidant properties of theaflavins and their gallate esters, namely theaflavin (TF1), theaflavin-3(3')-gallate (TF2) and theaflavin-3,3'-digallate (TF3) were investigated by comparing with epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).
Green tea consumption and liver disease: a systematic review 16th Jun '08 Health Research Archive Objectives: To present the effect of green tea consumption against liver disease.
Association between soy and green tea (Camellia sinensis) diminishes hypercholesterolemia and increases total plasma antioxidant potential in dyslipidemic subjects 16th Jun '08 Health Research Archive OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the hypolipemic and antioxidant effects of soy and green tea alone and/or in association in dyslipidemic subjects.
Smoking and tea consumption delay onset of Parkinson's disease 16th Jun '08 Health Research Archive Cigarette smoking, coffee and tea drinking may protect against Parkinson's disease (PD).
Health effects of quercetin: From antioxidant to nutraceutical 16th Jun '08 Health Research Archive Quercetin, a member of the flavonoids family, is one of the most prominent dietary antioxidants.
Iron absorption in young Indian women: the interaction of iron status with the influence of tea and ascorbic acid 16th Jun '08 Health Research Archive Ascorbic acid (AA) enhances and tea inhibits iron absorption. It is unclear whether iron status influences the magnitude of this effect.
Coffee and tea consumption and risk of stroke subtypes in male smokers 16th Jun '08 Health Research Archive offee and tea consumption could potentially reduce the risk of stroke because these beverages have antioxidant properties, and coffee may improve insulin sensitivity.
Dietary flavonoid intake and lung cancer--a population-based case-control study 16th Jun '08 Health Research Archive This study investigated the effects of the consumption of green tea (GT) for 7 d on biomarkers of oxidative stress in young men undergoing resistance exercise.
Dietary flavonoid intake and lung cancer--a population-based case-control study 16th Jun '08 Health Research Archive Laboratory studies suggest that flavonoids are antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic.

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