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Does Drinking Green Tea Decrease Fertility
Does drinking 3 cups of green tea daily for a prolonged period of time decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pills? I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 2 years.
No: Drinking green tea 3 times a day does not change the effectiveness of birth control pills. Of course, no pills are 100% effective, so there is always a very small chance a woman could become pregnant while using birth control pills, regardless of whether she drinks tea or not. The healthier way to drink tea is without sugar or sweeteners. ...Read more
It can: Green tea is an antioxidant used to reduce serum cholesterol levels. It may also be of value with cancer treatment, may limit damage from exposure to carcinogens, and may enhance immunity. Green tea also has diuretic, stimulant, astringent (tissue contracting), antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Overhyped: Green tea is the latest in a long line of overhyped nutritional products. Claims include weight loss, better health, longer life, better endurance. Do not believe the hype. Yes green tea contains some anti-oxidants and phytonutrients, but it still contains caffiene which is a stimulant and has diuretic properties. Too much green tea is not good for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Green Tea effects: I understand your concern about drinking green tea every day in high quantities. Single doses of up to 1.6 grams (about 4 cups) of green tea extract are well tolerated. One can take up to 8cups/day of Green Tea. If you are caffeine sensitive, you may get headache, dizziness, irritability, upset stomach and nausea. Taken with stimulant drugs, green tea may increase Blood Pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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