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What are the risks of drinking oolong tea?

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The major risks of oolong tea are the risks associated with drinking caffeine chronically or excessively. They include:

Caffeine can also cause complications for people with:

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • Tremors
  • Headaches
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Increased urine flow
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Glaucoma
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoporosis

From: Oolong Tea WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Tea and Cancer Prevention: Strengths and Limits of the Evidence."

Ma, J. "Tea Contains Potent Inhibitors of Tyrosine Phosphatase PTP1B."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "OOLONG TEA."

Shiraishi, M. , 2010. BioScience Trends

Tze-Pin, N.G. , 2008. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Guo, Y., Zhi, F., Chen, P., et al., 2017. Green tea and the risk of prostate cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Herbs & Blood Clotting." 

 

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 29, 2019

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Tea and Cancer Prevention: Strengths and Limits of the Evidence."

Ma, J. "Tea Contains Potent Inhibitors of Tyrosine Phosphatase PTP1B."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "OOLONG TEA."

Shiraishi, M. , 2010. BioScience Trends

Tze-Pin, N.G. , 2008. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Guo, Y., Zhi, F., Chen, P., et al., 2017. Green tea and the risk of prostate cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Herbs & Blood Clotting." 

 

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 29, 2019

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