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Is too much Tea bad for you?

Patient: I was told by a family member that if you drink too much tea over a period of time it can put a hole in your stomach. I was wondering if there is any truth to that? I don’t put sugar in my Tea,either.

 

 

Doctor: I realize your concern about this matter. Let me reassure you that there is no information at all to support that.It i s true that tea contains caffeine which is known to cause gastritis, however the concentration is low and won’t cause ulcer and certainly is not a risk factor as Coffee is. I hope I could clear your doubt.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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