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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can drinking green tea with antioxidants for the first time cause me to get a cold?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
No: Green tea is a beverage with a lot of health benefits it cannot give you a respiratory illness. That is because "colds" are caused by infections with viruses. Hope you feel better soon.
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