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Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2010 Apr;23(2):142-4.

Steep your genes in health: drink tea.

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Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Gynecology and Department of Oncology, Baylor University Medical Center and Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, Dallas, Texas. Dr. Matthews is currently president of the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center.


Tea, one of the most commonly consumed beverages in the world, has many health benefits. Tea polyphenols support health by promoting antioxidant enzymes, promoting apoptosis, preventing angiogenesis, and modulating epigenetic change. Considerable basic science and epidemiologic evidence supports the regular consumption of this tasty, inexpensive beverage.

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