A Rutgers University study found that a component of black tea
called TF-2 caused colorectal cancer to 'commit suicide' and
reduce tumor growth in colorectal cancer.
A 10-year study in the Netherlands found men who consumed the
amounts of anti-oxidants called catechins found in three cups
of black tea were 50% less likely to die of ischemic heart
disease, caused by narrowed and clogged arteries.
A study at the Boston University School of Medicine found a
50% improvements in heart patients with impaired blood vessel
functioning (a risk factor for heart disease and stroke) who
drank 4 cups of black tea daily.
A Harvard study indicated that tea chemicals stimulated gamma
delta T-cells that bolster immunity against bacteria and
A Japanese study found that gargling with black tea boosted
immunity to Influenza.
According to findings presented by the American Institute of
Cancer Research, tea appears to act as a cancer-preventing
agent in laboratory animals.