Black Tea Soothes Stress

December 2006
Science Teacher;Dec2006, Vol. 73 Issue 9, p14
Academic Journal
The article reports on a study, which demonstrated that drinking tea lowers stress. Participants in the study, conducted by the University College London, were either given a drink containing tea, or a placebo; participants were then asked to perform a stressful task. During this stressful work, researchers measured participants' blood pressure, blood platelet activation, and heart rate. The tea drinking group had lower levels of blood platelet activation and they reported being more relaxed during the resting period.


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