I have to agree green tea is amazing for you.
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04-13-2011, 12:08 PM #91
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04-18-2011, 08:09 PM #92
Green tea might lower testosterone levels and boost aromatase, but it is great for you! If you are worried though you should take a test booster.
Asian J Androl. 2009 May;11(3):362-70. Epub 2009 Mar 30.
Green tea polyphenols inhibit testosterone production in rat Leydig cells.
Figueiroa MS, César Vieira JS, Leite DS, Filho RC, Ferreira F, Gouveia PS, Udrisar DP, Wanderley MI.
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Federal University of Pernambuco, 50607-901 Recife, PE, Brazil.
This study investigated the acute effects of green tea extract (GTE) and its polyphenol constituents, (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and (-)-epicatechin (EC), on basal and stimulated testosterone production by rat Leydig cells in vitro. Leydig cells purified in a Percoll gradient were incubated for 3 h with GTE, EGCG or EC and the testosterone precursor androstenedione, in the presence or absence of either protein kinase A (PKA) or protein kinase C (PKC) activators. The reversibility of the effect was studied by pretreating cells for 15 min with GTE or EGCG, allowing them to recover for 1 h and challenging them for 2 h with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH), 22(R)-hydroxycholesterol or androstenedione. GTE and EGCG, but not EC, inhibited both basal and kinase-stimulated testosterone production. Under the pretreatment conditions, the inhibitory effect of the higher concentration of GTE/EGCG on hCG/LHRH-stimulated or 22(R)-hydroxycholesterol-induced testosterone production was maintained, whereas androstenedione-supported testosterone production returned to control levels. At the lower concentration of GTE/EGCG, the inhibitory effect of these polyphenols on 22(R)-hydroxycholesterol-supported testosterone production was reversed. The inhibitory effects of GTE may be explained by the action of its principal component, EGCG, and the presence of a gallate group in its structure seems important for its high efficacy in inhibiting testosterone production. The mechanisms underlying the effects of GTE and EGCG involve the inhibition of the PKA/PKC signalling pathways, as well as the inhibition of P450 side-chain cleavage enzyme and 17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase function.
J Nutr. 2008 Nov;138(11):2156-63.
Chronic green tea consumption decreases body mass, induces aromatase expression, and changes proliferation and apoptosis in adult male rat adipose tissue.
Monteiro R, Assunção M, Andrade JP, Neves D, Calhau C, Azevedo I.
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal. email@example.com
Green tea (GT) and its components have been shown to possess antiobesity properties and the corresponding mechanisms of action are being investigated, given the epidemic proportions of obesity incidence. In the current work, we used 12-mo-old male Wistar rats to test the effect of 6 mo of treatment with GT as the sole drinking beverage (52.8 +/- 6.4 mL/d) on adipose tissue (AT). AT aromatase expression was determined by Western blotting, plasma concentrations of 17beta-estradiol and testosterone were determined by RIA, and adipocyte size determined by measuring diameter in tissue sections. Proliferation and apoptosis were also assessed by Ki67 immunostaining and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated deoxyuridine triphosphate nick end-labeling, respectively. Evaluations were made in subcutaneous (sc) AT and visceral (v) AT. Body weight increased over time in both groups (P < 0.001), but the increase was more pronounced in controls (P < 0.001) and food and fluid intake did not influence that effect. At the end of the experiment, aromatase expression increased in the AT (318.5 +/- 60.6% of control in scAT, P < 0.05, and 285.5 +/- 82.9% of control in vAT, P < 0.01). AT of GT-treated rats had a higher percentage of proliferating cells (204.1 +/- 19.5% of control in scAT, P < 0.01, and 246.6 +/- 50.2% of control in vAT, P < 0.01) and smaller adipocytes (78.3 +/- 1.7% of control in scAT, P < 0.001, and 87.9 +/- 3.2% of control in vAT, P < 0.05). GT also increased the number of apoptotic cells in vAT (320.4 +/- 21.9% of control; P < 0.001). These results suggest new mechanisms for GT on body weight and highlight its potential benefit to prevent or treat obesity and the metabolic syndrome.
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04-19-2011, 01:38 AM #93
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04-19-2011, 06:39 AM #94
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Tastes like piss, makes me wanna puke, but I drink it every single day..
Don't forget to add Tribulus to your 'diet' or something stronger, since the tea will decrease your test levels.
05-01-2011, 10:22 AM #95
anyhow... one of the medical clips they played was from some early morning daily TV show and it had a nutritionist being interviewed about healthy foods/drinks to consume on a regular basis to lower your risk of cancer and other conditions... and the nutritionist said there was a study done that shows women who drink 3 cups of green tea a day have around a 35% lower risk of developing breast cancer... and while i'm sure most people on this site are men (me included) green tea consumption must have some implications for reduction in cancer risk for men as well, i'd imagine.
so 3 cups a day is what i heard in this one study. i'd say you probably can't hurt yourself by having TOO much although a french writer in the 1800's OD'd on caffeine from drinking 33 cups of coffee/tea in 1 hour...lol so don't do THAT much...
05-01-2011, 11:43 AM #96
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Nice. I used to drink it but it gave me a terrible sore throat and made me feel ill. My body just didn't agree with it at all. Sucks for me I guess."But once morality has lost its root, which is the original and effective relationship of man with a higher world, it ceases to have any invulnerable foundation, and the critics soon have the better of it."
05-01-2011, 02:10 PM #97
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So it has all these benefits, but it also might accelerate male pattern baldness? Also 1,2,8,9,10 n your fact sheet, have moreso to do with fighting the damage that fast acting sugar does to the body. HDL and LDL aren't even cholesterol. Lowering your cholesterol levels when they need to be up for repairing artery/cell damage could also be a bad thing. especially if you have a ton of sugar in your blood. It should really be stated that reducing sugar intake with regular green tea will increase overall health.
05-11-2011, 03:03 PM #98
Along with all the benefits listed up to this point, green tea is also very good for gastric problems, such as Gastritis when caused by the Helicobacter Pylori bacteria, present in the gastrointestinal tract of over 50% of the world's population. To those responsive to the bacteria's effects, green tea helps against GERD by reducing inflammation of the stomach lining.
05-17-2011, 08:40 AM #99
<3 the diet green tea with citrusHOW CAN I GO ON A DIET? THE REFRIGERATOR IS STILL FULL.
ONE SHOULD EAT TO LIVE NOT LIVE TO EAT.
THOU SHALT NOT WEIGH MORE THAN THY REFRIGERATOR
05-23-2011, 10:34 PM #100
Green tea is bomb, especially when it's GREEN.
05-25-2011, 08:39 PM #101
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I <3 green tea, been drinking it for about a year now and agree that it's great, however i would be abit sceptical about these claims due to lack of scientific reaserch. Tastes great tho and i would still drink it regardless
05-25-2011, 10:14 PM #102
+1 for green tea love.
Substituted excessive alcohol for green tea about a year ago and it worked wonders in every aspect of my life.
First couple of weeks I didn't think it was anything special but then it started really growing on me. Now it's impossible to go one day without it.
05-29-2011, 04:56 AM #103
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may have to try some haha
05-30-2011, 04:18 AM #104
Thanks for suggesting this 25 reasons why we drink green tea.Really green tea is really very helpful for our health. Green tea revs up your metabolism.It inhibits fat absorption and helps glucose regulation. It may help reduce appetite. It can help you save calories on your morning brew.It helps to reduce the weight .
05-30-2011, 05:53 PM #105
I love green tea. I drunk one cup of 'normal' green tea a day after lunch, but also drink two cups of peppermint tea (similar benefits, but a bit more of a kick to it).
06-06-2011, 12:41 PM #106
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i've also heard that we loose pigments from it. ( which means we will get whiter skin)
06-08-2011, 03:46 PM #107
I've been drinking green tea for years.
Regardless, this a good read! Thanks for the post.
06-08-2011, 11:38 PM #108
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green tea is the chuck Norris of hot beveragesThey said you were done!
they said you had no chance!
will you sacrifice to win?
06-09-2011, 01:56 PM #110
I noticed at the store that many don't say caffeine-free. I know I can look at ingredients. But, just looking for a recommendation. I have nothing against caffeine. I would just like to have both in the pantry.
Can anyone share there favorite brands of caffeine-free and with caffeine?
06-10-2011, 09:37 AM #111
I wonder how long before a study comes out telling us it's terrible for us. It seems like every time something is touted for having massive health benefits, it doesn't take long before someone else finds all the things wrong with it.
06-14-2011, 01:26 PM #112
Green tea is great - it's my main drink so I have at least 4 or 5 cups a day on average.
06-18-2011, 04:18 AM #113
I have been drinking green tea for last 2 months. I drink 3 cups every single day and i love it. Thanks for the article.
06-18-2011, 07:48 AM #114
As usual having my morning green tea will have 3-4 more for rest of the day.
06-23-2011, 07:27 AM #115
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07-04-2011, 05:29 PM #116
07-05-2011, 05:21 AM #117
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07-06-2011, 09:30 AM #118
i drink it everyday.. one cup
I think it's good to try different brands and flavors till you get one you can slurp down. The more you drink of it the more accustomed you get too the flavors. It's no half as bad after a while. It may be good for you too esp in moderation. Eat and drink Everything in moderation
07-08-2011, 11:30 AM #119
green tea+stevia=match made in heaven..
i drink between 1-4 cups every morning between meals 1 and 2 before i go lift
07-14-2011, 06:00 AM #120
Herpes and HIV cure eh... must start marketing green tea towards hookers more