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Abstract on Tea

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Abstract on Tea

Can drinking tea improve focus, brain health, and thwart cancer? The Townsend Letter Group believes it can. "This supplement highlights many of the new frontiers being investigated regarding black and green tea's potential public health benefits" said symposium co-chair Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and director of the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston. Co-chair Lenore Arab, PhD, professor of internal medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, added, "There are tremendous advancements to better understand the mechanisms by which tea may reduce risk for heart disease, certain cancers, [and] type 2 diabetes and help maintain neurological function." Studies show that theanine tea increases attention and focus. This study on theanine, an amino acid found in several types of teas, found that theanine

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