Fast Five Quiz: Tea and Health

Elwyn C. Cabebe, MD; Helmi L. Lutsep, MD; Yasmine S. Ali, MD, MSCI


August 03, 2022

Varying amounts of green tea consumption were significantly associated with lower risks for cardiovascular disease, myocardial infarction, stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and cerebral infarction. Green tea has been found to lower low-density lipoprotein levels and total cholesterol in individuals with healthy weights and those with overweight or obesity.

Green tea probably does not directly result in substantial and clinically significant weight loss. Evidence does not clearly support green tea reducing the incidence or mortality associated with stomach cancer. Green tea has been shown to interfere with iron absorption and has led to iron deficiency anemia.

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