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How can drinking green tea decrease fertility?
Tannic acids, an element found in green tea, have been shown to cause fertility problems and greater chances at miscarrying.
While not an "initial" fertility situation, rumor has it that EGCG, main disease-fighting antioxidant known as catechins in green tea that have been found to impede growth of tumors, might also effect blood vessel growth of a developing embryo.
Another post-fertility issue related to an excessive intake of green tea involves increased rate of birth defects.
Past studies have concluded that coffee consumption increases risk of miscarriages and that caffeine intake enhances negative effects of alcohol intake on fertility. While not directly related to green tea, caffeine is potential cause of such problems.
Should I or shouldn't I drink green tea for fertility issues?
The best advice that we can give you is something you've heard before. Check with your doctor first. Do your homework. Then and only then can you make a truly educated and well-informed decision about a very delicate issue. Whatever you decide, we wish you best of luck in your quest for that new addition to your family. Cheers...
Vaughn Balchunas is a writer and publisher of health and self-growth articles. For more information about tea and health go to: www.tea-guide.com