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What kind of green tea is healthy?

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All true tea plants (black, green, oolong) belong to the same species called Camellia sinensis. The quality of teas and their health benefits differ based on local growing conditions (altitude, climate, and soil) and the way the leaves are processed. Green tea is the least processed and thus provides the most antioxidant polyphenols, including a catechin called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is believed to be responsible for most of the health benefits linked to...

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Can green tea or soy reduce risk of breast cancer?

Can green tea or soy reduce risk of  breast cancer?

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What about the estrogen in green tea and soy for increasing breast lumps?  My GP has told me not to drink green tea. Green tea does not contain any estrogen. In fact, some research has suggested that it may actually help in estrogen metabolism and reduce reduce risk of  breast cancer. Soy contains isoflavones which are known as phytoestrogens because they can bind to estrogen receptors and exert weak estrogenic effects. Soy foods have been shown in studies to offer many...

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Green Tea and Liver Disorders

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Is there not contraindication with Green Tea and liver disorders? Green tea is generally regarded as safe, however green tea extracts (supplement forms) are not recommended for those with liver failure. There are several case reports in which use of a concentrated green tea extract was associated with liver inflammation.  In most cases, liver problems disappeared after the extract was discontinued. But, in two cases, permanent liver failure occurred. While it is not...

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