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What You Should Know About Green Tea

What You Should Know About Green Tea

Jafari is also an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences and is currently working at the University of California-Irvine. Jafari together with his colleagues exposed embryos and larvae of fruit flies to different doses of green tea.

Fruit flies are mostly used to study human disease owing to the fact that these fruit flies share seventy-five percent of the genes that cause diseases in humans. Their team discovered that ten milligrams of green tea actually showed a slower development of larvae. The offspring when born also showed a drastic reduction in number and size.

Female offspring that were exposed to ten milligrams of green tea showed a decrease in reproductive output and a seventeen percent decrease in lifespan.

Moreover, the researchers also found that ten milligrams of green tea also resulted to morphological abnormalities in fruit flies’ reproductive organs examples of such is atrophy in the ovaries and testicles.

Even though it was found that green tea was able to protect flies from dehydration it also found to increase their predisposition to starvation and heat stress.

Even though the study did not evaluate the mechanisms by which green tea has affected the reproduction as well as the development of fruit flies, researchers theorize that high doses of green tea could produce excessive apoptosis or programmed cell death to yield such effects.

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Is Drinking Too Much Green Tea Bad For Your Health?

Is Drinking Too Much Green Tea Bad For Your Health?

If there is one thing you should know about me it’s my insane love for green tea. I love green teas so much that I can have it four to five to even seven times a day if there’s still enough hot water in the thermos. Yes, I am that addicted. So you can just imagine my horror when I read this morning that having too much green tea can be harmful to my health. The moment I read the headline, you guessed it, I was appalled to the point that I wanted to unplug my laptop right away and have enough of it.

I literally spewed hot tea on my laptop as my brain unwillingly absorbed the headline. I did my research and I compared mine with this. This blog post will explain the reason behind the shocking headline. And to be fair, green tea lovers do know that sometimes too much of a good thing is indeed bad for us. This is something we have to learn to accept regardless of how we feel towards green tea. Here’s a little something about the news article I just read and decided to share it to the rest of the world.

For years, people turned to green tea for its copious health benefits. But unfortunately, a new study is claiming otherwise. According to this study, this soothing beverage can actually do more harm than good when consumed in great amounts.

According to researchers who studied the effects of green tea, they found that drinking excessive amounts of green tea might be damaging to reproductive function and development. In a recent study published in the Journal of Functional Foods, the researchers show how being exposed to too much green tea actually impaired the reproductive function of fruit flies. And not only that it also destroyed the development of their offspring.

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