Tea, Prostate Cancer and Nightmares

At the risk of continuing to beat a dead horse, let’s take a moment to reiterate the point that tea is good for you – on a number of counts. If you’ve been following tea news or reading the many health-related articles in these very pages, you already know that. But unless you follow said news closely you might have missed a few of the latest developments. Read on to find out more.

We’ve featured a number of articles on the English Tea Blog that discuss tea’s potentially beneficial effects on various types of cancer. One of these articles took a look at the potential links between green tea and cancer prevention.

Along these same general lines is a research project that’s getting underway at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, in New York. Researchers there intend to work hand in hand with other researchers at the University of Wisconsin to find out if green tea extract ingested using nanotechnology might help to prevent prostate cancer. The study will be carried out over the next three years and is being funded by the Department of Defense. Read more about it here.

Plagued by nightmares? Tea might be of some help – really. Japanese researchers at the Nihon University School of Medicine studied 1,000 men and women and found that those who drank one or more cups of tea a day were at a 50 percent lower risk for nightmares than those who drank tea occasionally or not at all. If you’re a woman, by the way, you’re quite a bit more likely to have nightmares than a man – eighty percent more likely, to be exact. Research has also found that if you go to be before midnight or wake up earlier than 6:30 in the morning you’re also more likely to experience nightmares.

Don’t forget to check out William’s blog, Tea Guy Speaks!

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