Thursday, May 11, 2006

FDA Rules On Green Tea

It's official, friends. Round up all your green tea and pitch it in the bin. It's not worth a damn.

Not really, of course. As one who's long ranted that we should be drinking green tea because we like green tea and taking any health benefits as a bonus, I'm not too devastated by the FDA's recent pronouncement on green tea.

If you missed it - and it's kind of hard, given all the press it's getting - the agency says, as the Associated Press puts it, "there is no credible scientific evidence that drinking green tea reduces the risk of heart disease". This, on top of the FDA's previous rulings that green tea offers no apparent benefit with regard to certain types of cancer.

If you want to read the whole thrilling story, try the link below. I'd recommend that you skip it and have a cup of green tea. I had two. And stop worrying about your health. It's not good for you.


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