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What conditions do people believe oolong tea can help?

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Some people drink oolong tea because of a belief that it helps with other conditions, such as:

But studies done in these areas have been inconsistent inconclusive.

  • Heart disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Dermatitis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • High blood pressure
  • Tooth decay

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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