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Old 05-08-2007, 07:48 AM   #1
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Default Green tea can be harmful in large quantities?

I had not heard this before

http://www.newscientist.com/article/...uantities.html
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:43 AM   #2
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50 cups a day! sheesh
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:44 AM   #3
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My friend from Brasil told me once "Roberto (pronounced Hoberto)...no drink the green tea...drink the espresso....green tea make you dick no work..."

Good enough for me.
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:38 AM   #4
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That's what concerns me about groups like lyfe ecksten-shun and their super-high-potency isolated supplements...
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:07 PM   #5
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Robb missed a chance to use his word: "hormesis". Perhaps green tea, as many other substances, have a hormetic effect. Luckily green tea hasn't caused that "other problem" Robb mentions.
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:46 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Scott Kustes View Post
Robb missed a chance to use his word: "hormesis". Perhaps green tea, as many other substances, have a hormetic effect. Luckily green tea hasn't caused that "other problem" Robb mentions.
Damn...I'm trying to meet my quota from the National Hormesis Society. Carl Maldens' nose and I are spokes models...big money there Amigo.

I think this is really a case of the poison is in the dose.
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:16 PM   #7
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Geez, next thing you know they'll be finding that mega-dosing purified isolated vitamins actually is bad for people...oops, already did that one, multiple times!
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:22 PM   #8
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"....mega-dosing purified isolated vitamins actually is bad for people......."

I learned that in a biochem-nutrition class at UCSD in 1991. Maybe no one was paying attention. More likely, they memorized the book then forgot the material 15 minutes after the test, aided by a rip from Bongzilla. I would have zoned out as well (like I did at the rest of my classes), but Amanda never missed that class, and always sat in the front row.

Ah.. sweet Amanda...

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Old 05-08-2007, 10:40 PM   #9
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Robb.. what sweet things you whisper.. dose and poison.

Long live Paracelsus in our memories.

Want to come work in my lab... chicks dig pharmaceutical scientists. Fortunately, they make disposable lab coats, so she will be free to rip it off you every time you come home from work.

And, there is good job security. Well, unless folks start eating better, eating less, exercising more, give up smoking, alcohol, sugar, grains, promiscous sex, reduce stress, sleep 9 hours each night and stop relying on HMOs for their health. Yeah, job security.

I hope no one at headquarters sees this post, else my job security might become a real issue.

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Brad, good to see you back!
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