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Tea lowers testosterone ?

Postby jbu2 » Aug 14th, '13, 03:01

found an interesting article about how tea lower testosterone , is anyone know about it ? do you believe it ? would you start drinking less tea ?

http://www.livestrong.com/article/525598-green-tea-and-testosterone-levels/
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Re: tea lower testosterone ?

Postby William » Aug 14th, '13, 03:16

In medio stat virtus. :mrgreen:
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Re: tea lower testosterone ?

Postby Joel Byron » Aug 14th, '13, 10:06

Did you read the reference studies, jbu2?
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Postby jbu2 » Aug 14th, '13, 10:49

are you talking about that the change it temporary ?
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Re: Tea lowers testosterone ?

Postby Joel Byron » Aug 14th, '13, 16:41

No. Both tests were done with rats. The first was done by giving the rats nothing but green tea to drink for six months. The other wasn't done with live rats, but with cultured cells that were bathed in a green tea solution. Not exactly a realistic situation for human tea drinkers. Livestrong is not a medical journal, and the author of the article has a Bachelors degree in health education. I doubt he's an expert in Andrology.

China has the largest population of any country in the world, and they have been drinking green tea for thousands of years. I wouldn't worry about it.
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Re: Tea lowers testosterone ?

Postby jbu2 » Aug 15th, '13, 03:41

i know it's not the most solid research but because we drink more tea then the average person (also bear) it is still worth looking it to.
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Re: Tea lowers testosterone ?

Postby MEversbergII » Aug 15th, '13, 16:36

A couple substances in tea (and other leaves) are goitrogenic. Something else to note.

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Re: Tea lowers testosterone ?

Postby Kevangogh » Aug 15th, '13, 23:01

Goitrogens are substances that suppress the function of the thyroid gland by interfering with iodine uptake, which can, as a result, cause an enlargement of the thyroid, i.e., a goiter.


New word for me... :lol:
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Re: Tea lowers testosterone ?

Postby AdamMY » Aug 16th, '13, 07:51

Kevangogh wrote:
Goitrogens are substances that suppress the function of the thyroid gland by interfering with iodine uptake, which can, as a result, cause an enlargement of the thyroid, i.e., a goiter.


New word for me... :lol:


I had to look it up as well...
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Re: Tea lowers testosterone ?

Postby MEversbergII » Aug 16th, '13, 09:17

It is a very uncommon thing that I know something someone else does not. :o

Celebration! :lol:

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Re: Tea lowers testosterone ?

Postby jbu2 » Aug 17th, '13, 04:16

so i shouldn't drink tea every day like there is no tomorrow ?
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Re: Tea lowers testosterone ?

Postby Chip » Aug 17th, '13, 08:33

jbu2 wrote:so i shouldn't drink tea every day like there is no tomorrow ?

There are far better things to worry about :!: :idea: :arrow:

Likely your body would tell you that you have had too much caffeine and shut down the desire to drink tea long before you would reach any ... threshold.
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