Published On: Thu, Dec 10th, 2015

Regular use of green tea can affect fertility


Recently we are seeing that the infertility rate has been increased and this is affecting the couples. There are many factors contributing in this issue, but green tea is also one of the factors. Are you a green tea lover? Then read this article cautiously and you will realize that as the cup packed with anti-oxidants and other health advantages may harmfully distress your fertility and growth if it is employed regularly, advised by researchers.


It was researched on fruit flies where a team from the University of California-Irvine found out that too much use harmfully affected growth and reproduction in fruit fly inhabitants.

The team of researcher investigated that one should shun elevated doses of green tea or any natural product as nutraceuticals, for example, green tea, whereas increasing in esteem, are mainly unfettered.

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Associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, Mahtab Jafari, stated that “While green tea could have health benefits at low doses, our study and others have shown that at high doses, it may have adverse effects,”

She further stated that “Further work is needed to make any definite recommendations, but we suggest that green tea should be consumed in moderation,”

The team with Jafari examined the impacts of green tea toxicity on the growth and reproduction in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Embryos and larvae were subjected to a variety of doses of green tea polyphenols.

Green tea with ten milligrams bag sourced morphological abnormalities in reproductive organs, for example, testicular and ovarian atrophy. The researcher considered that elevated doses of green tea may reason for “too much” apoptosis or cell death.

Green tea obtained from the plant Camellia sinensis and it is well-liked globally because of its maintained brain and heart health and anti-cancer characteristics.

Jafari stated that in further experiments with mice and dogs, green tea complexes in big sum considerably decreases body weight and, in mice, negatively affected embryo growth.

Jafari pinpointed that “We are preparing to calculate whole use and recognize and count the metabolites of natural products in flies,”


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.