"The list of health benefits associated with tea consumption continues to grow. And, unlike medications, there are no known medical reasons not to enjoy tea as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle," said meeting co-chair, Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D., Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Director, Antioxidants Research Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston.
"The scientific community around the world is making tremendous advancements in better understanding the mechanisms by which tea may reduce risk for heart disease, certain cancers, type II diabetes, and help maintain neurological function. Researchers are finding out exactly how bioactive compounds in tea exert their positive effects on human health," commented co- chair Lenore Arab, Ph.D., Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.
New Findings About Tea and Weight Management
With over two-thirds of the U.S. adult population overweight or obese,
scientists are looking for medically sound ways to help consumers manage
their weight. One area of intense research is Green Tea and tea catechin
polyphenols specifically. To clarify the status of the research to date,
Eva Kovacs, Ph.D., Clinical Research Manager at Unilever North America,
reviewed the existing scientific literature on Green Tea, weight loss and
metabolism. Dr. Kovacs reviewed several research studies conducted in
recent years that suggest that Green Teas rich in catechins may
|SOURCE Tea Council of the USA, Inc.|
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