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How does tea affect disease risk?

Tea has historically been loved for both its taste and believed curative powers. Research is increasingly supporting the medicinal benefits of tea.

Several studies show an association between tea, both green and black, and reduction in your risk for cancer and heart disease. Green tea naturally contains chemical compounds called polyphenols (such as catechins and flavonoids), which are antioxidants that can help prevent cell damage and may help prevent formation of plaque in the arteries.

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