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Tea for Memory? Regular cups could help improve brain recall

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A team of researchers found that green and black tea inhibit the activity of certain enzymes in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings may lead to the development of a new treatment for a disease that affects an estimated ten million people worldwide. The research team from Newcastle University's Medicinal Plant [...]

Slow Prostate Cancer: Tea compounds inhibit tumour growth

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles were able to detect tea polyphenols in prostate tissue after a very limited consumption of tea. More importantly, the scientists found that prostate cancer cells grew more slowly when placed in a medium containing blood of men who had consumed either green or black tea for [...]

Nutrition Notes: Tea a healthy choice

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

If you’re a regular tea drinker, research shows that you may be doing your health a favour. A new report in the Journal of Nutrition identifies many different types of studies that show how tea could help in the prevention of cancer. Laboratory research with human cancer cells shows that a natural phytochemical in tea, [...]

Tea Therapy: L-theanine in tea strengthens immunity

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have found that drinking certain types of tea containing high concentrations of an amino acid called L-theanine may help strengthen the body’s immune system response when fighting off infection. The findings were first discovered in laboratory cell cultures and then verified in a small human investigation. "The health [...]

Cholesterol Success: Tea extracts found to lower cholesterol

By | June 12th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

A clinical trial testing green tea extract is the first human study to find that a tea product lowers cholesterol. The double-blind, randomized, controlled study included 240 men and women with high cholesterol levels in China. During the 12-week trial, participants, already on a low-fat diet, were randomly chosen to receive either a placebo or [...]

Tea reduces risk for heart disease, cancer

By | May 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Scientists at the Laboratory for Cancer Research at Rutgers University report that tea has anticancer benefits and can slow the rate of tumour development. They determined that a daily dose of tea solids decreases the number of tumours and also lowers the levels of tissue fat surrounding those tumours. They believe these two properties of [...]

Teas may prevent heart attacks

By | May 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center conclude that drinking black or green tea may help reduce a potentially harmful constriction of blood vessels after a high-fat meal. Their study adds to a growing body of research that suggests antioxidant-rich foods and beverages may help to prevent heart disease. “Consumption of a high-fat meal [...]