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Old 01-18-2006, 10:26 AM   #1
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I am stuck in a middle of a dilemma here.

Iíve red somewhere that Green Tea may have the ability to increase metabolism, and therefore help burn calories faster. Since Iíve been stuck on a plateau for a few months; I thought it may be a solution.

However, I also red that Green Tea may also increase blood pressure. Since my blood pressure tends to be a little above normal specs; I am not sure what to do with thisÖ.

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Old 01-18-2006, 10:51 AM   #2
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I adore green tea and drink it as an alternative to coffee in the mornings. I've read about the metabolism boost but not about raising blood pressure. I don't know if the metabolism boost has been working, but I did lose 7 pounds this week - so perhaps it is!

I found this webpage http://vanderbiltowc.wellsource.com/...nt.asp?ID=1688 which says that green tea actually reduces blood pressure.
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Old 01-18-2006, 11:18 AM   #3
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The doctor in charge of the study I am doing won't let me have it. Too much caffeine.

I used to drink 2-4 cups per day & did see a difference in weight loss. But I was exercising & watching the eats, too.
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There is decaf green tea.
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Old 01-18-2006, 12:10 PM   #5
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@Suzie

I made a quick search after reading your reply and it seems that you are right. I don't know why the article i first red said the opposite......

Anyways, i have my annuel checkup next month and I'll ask my doctor....
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Does decaf green tea have the same benefits as regular green tea?
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