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Scientific Studies: Oolong Tea

There are countless articles available online supporting the benefits of Oolong Tea. Not all Oolong Teas are created equal. We have sourced the highest grade possible for your benefit.

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Below are links to published papers and journals by Medical research scientists supporting these benefits.

Anti-Aging Studies:

Antihyperglycemic Effect of Oolong Tea in Type 2 Diabetes
Epidemiological Evidence of Increased Bone Mineral Density in Habitual Tea Drinkers

Brain Health Study:

Favorable effects of tea on reducing the cognitive deficits and brain morphological changes in senescence-accelerated mice.

Bone Health Studies:

Oolong tea drinking could help prevent bone loss in postmenopausal Han Chinese women.

Boost Metabolism & Energy Studies:

Antihyperglycemic Effect of Oolong Tea in Type 2 Diabetes

 Oolong tea increases energy metabolism in Japanese females.

Oolong Tea Increases Metabolic Rate and Fat Oxidation in Men

Detox Studies:

Overview of Dietary Flavonoids: Nomenclature, Occurrence and Intake

Theaflavins in Black Tea and Catechins in Green Tea Are Equally Effective Antioxidants

Acne Prevention & Fighting Studies:

A Trial of Oolong Tea in the Management of Recalcitrant Atopic Dermatitis

  • Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine – Volume 19 Issue 2 Page 56-72, April 2003
  • Uehara M, Sugiura H, Sakurai K (2001). A trial of oolong tea in the management of recalcitrant atopic dermatitis. Arch Dermatol. 2001 Jan;137(1):42-3.

Cancer Fighting Studies:

Tea polyphenols: prevention of cancer and optimizing health

Antihyperglycemic Effect of Oolong Tea in Type 2 Diabetes

Tea and Cancer Prevention: Strengths and Limits of the Evidence

Molecular targets of tea polyphenols in the cardiovascular system

Tea Consumption and Risk of Breast Cancer

Diabetes Fighting Studies:

Antihyperglycemic Effect of Oolong Tea in Type 2 Diabetes

Antihyperglycemic effect of oolong tea in type 2 diabetes.

Tea Consumption May Improve Biomarkers of Insulin Sensitivity and Risk Factors for Diabetes

  • Hosoda K, Wang MF, Liao ML, Chuang CK, Iha M, Clevidence B, Yamamoto S. “Antihyperglycemic effect of oolong tea in type 2 diabetes.” Diabetes Care. 2003 26(6):1714-8. or Kazuaki Hosoda, Ming-Fu Wang, Mei-Ling Liao, Chin-Kuang Chuang, Miyuki Iha, Beverly Clevidence, and Shigeru Yamamoto (2003). Antihyperglycemic Effect of Oolong Tea in Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care 26:1714-1718, 2003.

Disease Fighting Studies:

Inhibitory effect of oolong tea on the oxidative state of low density lipoprotein (LDL)

The Benefits of Oolong Tea

Cellular targets for the beneficial actions of tea polyphenols

Tea consumption and risk of ischemic stroke: a brief review of the literature.

Heart Health Studies:

Coffee, green tea, black tea and oolong tea consumption and risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease in Japanese men and women

  • Shimada K, Kawarabayashi T, Tanaka A, Fukuda D, Nakamura Y, Yoshiyama M, Takeuchi K, Sawaki T, Hosoda K, Yoshikawa J. (2004). Oolong tea increases plasma adiponectin levels and low-density lipoprotein particle size in patients with coronary artery disease. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2004 Sep;65(3):227-34.
  • Yang YC et all (2004). The protective effect of habitual tea consumption on hypertension. Archives of Internal Medicine 164:1534-1540.

Oral Health Studies:

Inhibitory effects of oolong tea extract on caries-inducing properties of mutans streptococci.

Oolong tea polyphenols inhibit experimental dental caries in SPF rats infected with mutans streptococci.

Weight Loss Studies:

Oolong Tea fights fat and cholesterol

Beneficial effects of oolong tea consumption on diet-induced overweight and obese subjects.

Oolong tea increases metabolic rate and fat oxidation in men.

    • Han LK, Takaku T, Li J, Kimura Y, Okuda H. “Anti-obesity action of oolong tea.” Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1999 23(1):98-105.
    • He RR, Chen L, Lin BH, Matsui Y, Yao XS, Kurihara H. “Beneficial effects of oolong tea consumption on diet-induced overweight and obese subjects.” Chin J Integr Med. 2009 15(1):34-41.
    • http://jn.nutrition.org/content/140/3/446.abstract?sid=80eeba33-55b9-4dda-88af-b5640b48623a
    • William Rumpler, James Seale, Beverly Clevidence, et al, Oolong Tea Increases Metabolic Rate and Fat Oxidation in Men, The Journal of Nutrition, 2001, 131:28482852.
    • 2. Tomonori Nagao, Yumiko Komine, Satoko Soga, et al, Ingestion of a tea rich in catechins leads to a reduction in body fat and malondialdehyde-modified LDL in men, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2005;81:1229.
    • Borchardt R, Huber J. “Catechol Omethyltransferase. Structure-activity relationships for inhibition by Flavonoids.”J. Med. Chem. 1975;18: 120–122
    • Koh L, Wong L, Loo Y, et. al. “Evaluation of different teas against starch digestibility by mammalian glycosidases.” J. Agric. Food Chem., 2010, 58 (1), pp 148–154
    • Hursel R, Westerterp-Plantenga M. “Thermogenic ingredients and body weight regulation.” Int. J. Obes2010;34(4):659-69
    • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25764354
    • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25466054

Cholesterol Studies:

Ingestion of a tea rich in catechins leads to a reduction in body fat and malondialdehyde-modified LDL in men.

Reduced risk of dyslipidaemia with oolong tea consumption: a population-based study in southern China

Antihyperglycemic Effect of Oolong Tea in Type 2 Diabetes

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