Magazine article Work & Family Life

Studies Report New Benefits of Black Tea

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Studies Report New Benefits of Black Tea

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Researchers who have focused on green tea because of its antioxidant benefits are now reporting some interesting findings regarding black tea.

It seems that the compounds contained in black tea (theaflavins and thearubigens) do more than contribute to its dark color and strong flavor. They also seem to provide some health benefits that were originally attributed solely to green tea.

Linus Pauling Institute research associate Jane Higden cautions that tea research is still in its early stages and there is no conclusive evidence yet that "high intakes of tea are protective in humans." But a number of studies are worth noting. For example:

The Singapore Chinese Health Study of more than 63,000 men and women over a 12 - year period found that drinking ordinary black tea-as little as one cup in three days out of four - can reduce the risk of developing Parkinson's disease. …

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