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Below are the sources and links to relevant health studies, articles, and publications about tea. Please note, the health benefit claims made on Teavana.com or HeavenofTea.com are not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and you should consult a health care professional for treatments and preventative measures as it relates to your personal health conditions.

Anti-Aging Benefits of Tea

  • "Tea: the New Anti-Aging Beverage." Douglas Hospital Research Centre, 2006. European Journal of Neuroscience. http://www.physorg.com/news62928428.html

Tea and Brain Performance

  • "Chocolate, Wine and Tea Improve Brain Performance." University of Oxford, 2008. ScienceDaily. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081223123530.htm

Tea and Cancer

  • "Mushrooms, green tea may lower breast cancer risk." International Journal of Cancer, 2009. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE52C58S20090314
  • "Drinking Green Tea Modestly Reduces Breast Cancer Risk." Journal of Nutrition, 2008. http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/abstract/139/2/310
  • "Tea and Cancer Prevention: Fact Sheet." National Cancer Institute, 2002. http://www.cancer.gov/newscenter/pressreleases/tea
  • "Green Tea's Cancer-Fighting Target Found." Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, 2004. http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20040315/green-tea-cancer-fighting
  • "Green Tea Targets Cancer." Dr. Thomas A. Gasiewicz, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2005. Biochemistry. http://www.emaxhealth.com/77/2620.html
  • "Green Tea." Ernest B. Hawkins, MS, BSPharm, RPh, Health Education Resources; and Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ, 2007. University of Maryland Medical Center. http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/green-tea-000255.htm
  • "Green Tea Prevents Skin Cancer by Two Mechanisms." Syed M Meeran, Suhail Akhtar and Santosh K Katiyar, 2009. Journal of Investigative Dermatology http://network.nature.com/groups/jidclub/forum/topics/4444
  • "Tea and Chronic Disease Prevention." Jane Higdon, Ph.D., Linus Pauling Institute's  Micronutrient Information Center, 2002. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/f-w02/tea.html

Tea and Diabetes Prevention

  • "Green tea compound may prevent diabetes: study." Dr. Stephen D. Hsu, Medical College of Georgia, 2008. Life Sciences http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE4A57ZJ20081106

Tea and Exercise

  • "Green tea may help your body recover quicker from weight training." Nutrition, 2008. http://stanford.wellsphere.com/strength-training-article/green-tea-may-help-your-body-recover-quicker-from-weight-training/8573
  • "Green tea extract boosts exercise endurance 8-24%, utilizing fat as energy source." American Physiological Society, 2005. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-01/aps-gte012705.php

Tea and General Health

  • "Four cups of tea a day 'better than drinking water'." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2006. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-401983/Four-cups-tea-day-better-drinking-water.html
  • "Flavanoid content of Tea." U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2003. http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/Data/Flav/flav.pdf
  • "Rooibos Health Facts." South African Rooibos Council, 2007. http://sarooibos.co.za/content/view/25/73/

Tea and Heart Health

  • "Green, black tea can reduce stroke risk." University of California in Los Angeles, 2009. http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/green-and-black-tea-can-reduce-81962.aspx
  • "Green Tea Lowers Risk of Heart Disease." Alexopoulos, N. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation,2008. http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20080702/green-tea-lowers-risk-of-heart-disease
  • "Research on Rooibos and Heart Disease." Dr Jeanine Marnewick, with collaborators at CPUT, University of Cape Town, University of Stellenbosch, North-West University and the Medical Research Council, 2008. http://sarooibos.co.za/content/view/61/57/
  • "Study: Green tea prevents heart disease." Tohoku University School of Public Policy in Sendai, Japan, 2006. http://www.physorg.com/news77388732.html
  • "New Research Suggests Drinking As Little As One Cup Of Black Tea Per Day Can Help Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease." http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/145413.php

Tea and Immunity

  • "White Tea Beats Green Tea In Fighting Germs." American Society For Microbiology, 2004. ScienceDaily. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/05/040526070934.htm
  • "Tea Up." Society for General Microbiology in Edinburgh, Scotland, 2008. Newsweek. http://www.newsweek.com/id/130117
  • "More Research Confirms Tea's Medicinal Value." Saverio Bettuzzi, associate professor of biochemistry, University of Parma School of Medicine, Parma Italy; Jack F. Bukowski, M.D., Ph.D., assistant clinical professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, and staff rheumatologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston; Joseph Simrany, president, Tea Association of the USA, New York City; Hasan Mukhtar, Ph.D., Helfaer Professor of Cancer Research and director and vice chairman, research, Department of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2003. HealthDayNews. http://www.yourhealthinformation.com/healthnews/HealthNewsFeature/hnf050905.htm
  • "Drinking Tea May Boost Immune System." Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 2003. http://www.brighamandwomens.org/publicaffairs/Newsreleases/tea_immunity_04_21_03.aspx

Anti-obesity effects of Tea

  • "White Tea: Solution To Obesity Epidemic?" Nutrition and Metabolism, 2009. ScienceDaily. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090430194803.htm

Tea and Pregnancy

  • "Drinking Herbal Teas during Pregnancy." American Pregnancy Association, 2008. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/herbaltea.html

Tea and Skin

  • "Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases." Medical College of Georgia, 2007. http://www.physorg.com/news105693618.html
  • "New Study Shows Tea Extract Protects Skin; White Tea Extract Reveals Anti-Cancer, Anti-Aging Properties." University Hospitals Of Cleveland, 2003. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/01/030130081227.htm

Tea and Stress

  • "Drinking Black Tea May Soothe Stress." Steptoe, A. Psychopharmacology, 2006. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20061005/drinking-black-tea-may-soothe-stress
  • "Black tea soothes away stress." University College London, 2006. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/media/library/tea

Tea and Healthy Teeth

  • "Go green for healthy teeth and gums." American Academy of Periodontology, 2009. http://www.physorg.com/news155495441.html
  • "Drink brewed tea to avoid tooth erosion." Academy of General Dentistry, 2008. http://www.physorg.com/news146840473.html

Tea and Weight Loss

  • "Green Tea Catechin Consumption Enhances Exercise-Induced Abdominal Fat Loss in Overweight and Obese Adults." Journal of Nutrition, 2009. http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/abstract/139/2/264
  • "Green Tea May Ward Off Weight Gain." Bruno, R. The Journal of Nutrition, 2008. http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20080123/green-tea-may-ward-off-weight-gain
  • "White Tea extract induces lipolytic activity and inhibits adipogenesis in human subcutaneous (pre)-adipocytes." Nutrition & Metabolism, 2009. http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/6/1/20

Tea History & Facts

  • "History of Tea in China." Wikipedia, 2009. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_tea_in_China
  • "Chinese Tea." Travel China Guide, 2009. http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/cuisine_drink/tea/
  • "Preparing and Drinking Chinese Tea." About.com, 2009. http://gochina.about.com/od/whattoeat/ss/DrinkTea.htm
  • Pettigrew, Jane. The Tea Companion. New York, NY: MacMillan Publishing Company, 1997.
  • "East India Company." United Kingdom Tea Council, 2009. http://www.tea.co.uk/page.php?id=95
  • "History of Tea in Britain." Britain Express. 2009. http://www.britainexpress.com/History/tea-in-britain.htm
  • "Tea drinking customs." Enjoy England. 2009. http://www.enjoyengland.com/ideas/food-and-drink/drink/tea-in-england/tea-drinking-customs.aspx
  • "History of Tea : USA." Gol27.com, 2004. http://www.gol27.com/HistoryTeaUSA.html
  • "The Tea Act." USHistory.org, 2009. http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/related/teaact.htm
  • "US History Encyclopedia: Boston Tea Party." Answers.com, 2009. http://www.answers.com/topic/boston-tea-party
  • "Tea." Wikipedia, 2009. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea
  • "Tea Bag." Wikipedia, 2009. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_bag
  • "Gaiwan." Wikipedia, 2009. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaiwan
  • "Tea Garden." Wikipedia, 2009. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_garden
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