Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2007
Green tea's health benefits have been acknowledged by the scientific community for over three decades. Since the 1970's studies have been pouring in from laboratories the world over showing that green tea's active ingredients, the catechins, help lower total cholesterol and LDL "bad" cholesterol, raise HDL "good" cholesterol, and fight the buildup of sticky plaque in the arteries. The catechins also appear to lower the risk of many forms of cancer, boost the immune system, protect the body from free radical damage and even help ward off obesity.
Yet recently the FDA rejected a petition from a major tea company asking for permission to put a heart-healthy claim on their product labels. A similar request to label green tea as an anti-cancer agent was rebuffed by the FDA in 2004. Understandably, people are confused. Is green tea truly a health elixir -- or nothing more than a flavorful cup of hot water?
To answer these and other questions about green tea's health prowess, tea expert and registered dietitian Nadine Taylor, author of Green Tea: The Natural Secret to a Healthier Life created a website called "Green Tea Library" (http://www.greentealibrary.com). In it, more than 175 scientific studies from major medical and scientific journals are organized according to topic, summarized in simple language and linked to the study's abstract on http://www.pubmed.com. The studies cover green tea's effects on cholesterol, obesity, cancer in general, breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, stomach cancer and dental hygiene, as well as a section on green tea's acclaimed antioxidant properties.
At the Green Tea Library, Taylor offers a concise explanation of each problem/condition, then presents recent and/or important studies showing how green tea can help. Human studies are discussed first, since they carry more weight, followed by animal and laboratory studies.
Articles, fact sheets and green tea news, all based on solid scientific research, round out the website. Free to everyone, this website pulls together the scientific evidence behind green tea's health-enhancing effects in an attractive and easy-to-understand format.
For more information contact Nadine Taylor at (818) 594-0379, email: info @ greentealibrary.com