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4 Ways Green Tea Pays Off

Green tea has been consumed in China for thousands of years as a health-boosting drink. Although its health effects are not yet fully understood, drink green tea for these potential benefits:

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Some studies indicate that green tea helps fight cancer.

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1. Help With Your Weight

Overweight or obese exercisers burned off three more pounds and 7 percent more belly fat when they drank green tea instead of another beverage with the same calories, according to a new multicenter study.

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2. Protection Against Cancer

Regular drinkers were 12 percent less likely to develop breast cancer than nondrinkers, according to research in 6,928 Chinese women.

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3. Reduced Risk of Stroke

A UCLA review of nine studies found three cups a day cut the risk of stroke by 21 percent (black tea was protective too).

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4. Healthier Gums

In a study of 940 men, the more green tea a man drank, the less likely he was to have gum disease.













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