A 41-year-old member asked:
can green tea make bones brittle?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Strenghtens bones: Research suggests that egc (epigallocatcechin) in green tea stimulates osteoblasts, cells that promote bone growth, while inhibiting osteoclasts that break bone down, thus strengthening bone. See http://www.Medicalnewstoday.Com/articles/164340.Php
green tea also is rich in fluoride, which can make bones brittle, but it appears that the benefits of the egc far outweigh any hazard from the fluoride!
A 22-year-old male asked:
Will excess of green tea consumption affect bones?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 56 years experience
Beneficial to bone: Green tea has polyphenols which plays a positive roll in bone metabolism , possibly preventing osteoporosis (by holding the calcium in the bone ) . Drink moderate amounts to maintain the good health.
Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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