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Too Much Tea Causes Unusual Bone Disease

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#1    Child of Bast

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:16 PM

This boggles my mind.... :unsure2:


A 47-year-old Michigan woman developed a bone disease rarely seen in the U.S. after she drank a pitcher of tea made from at least 100 tea bags daily, for 17 years, researchers report.

The Detroit woman visited the doctor after experiencing pain in her lower back, arms, legs and hips for five years.

X-rays revealed areas of very dense bone on the spinal vertebrae and calcifications of ligaments in her arm, said study researcher Dr. Sudhaker D. Rao, a physician at Henry Ford Hospital who specializes in endocrinology and bone and mineral metabolism.

The researchers suspected the woman had skeletal fluorosis, a bone disease caused by consuming too much fluoride (a mineral found in tea as well as drinking water).

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:21 PM

it is not the pitcher ... it is the 100 bags of tea

100 tea bags can make a lot of pitchers


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:47 PM

I be in trouble!

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:56 PM

Holy cow, how big is that pitcher that it takes 100 tea bags and how potent the brew?!?!?

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:09 AM

Too much of just about anything will be bad for you.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:23 AM

Saw this earlier today. Um. I have to agree with the people above. Too much of anything is bad for you.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:11 AM

How did she afford this habit?

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:11 AM

As a devout tea drinker ,I couldn't drink the stuff she's brewing. I mean gross ,and I love strong black teas .

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:09 AM

damn  and i just thought i drank a lot of tea     100 bags to a pitcher  **** you want sum water with that? counting mine up   6 bags per pitcher 1 pitcher a day  48 bags to a box  yeah im good

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