Green Tea: New Benefits from an Old Favorite? - CHES10

Green Tea: New Benefits from an Old Favorite?

by Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT
CHES10
(4.3 / 95 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (3.00 CECH)

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Summary:

Is green tea living up to its reputation as a panacea for a number of diseases? During the past 30 years, green tea has exploded in popularity. Americans drink about 150 million gallons of green tea every year, and the extract is available in hundreds of supplements. Green tea has been used as a medicinal tool in Asian cultures for centuries, and recently it has gained notoriety as an antioxidant, offering protection against cancer, cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular problems, hypertension, high cholesterol, and obesity. Many studies show that the phytochemicals in green tea confer health benefits to those who ingest them, yet key questions remained unanswered. This course describes the different kinds of teas, why green tea has been studied for its potential health benefits, and current research conclusions about the potential power of this popular beverage.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education course about green tea is to understand its potential health benefits, the limitations of these benefits, and what research has and has not been performed to investigate these claims. After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Define functional food and phytochemical, and explain why green tea is considered a functional food/beverage
  • Identify the major phenols found in green and black tea and discuss at least three purported mechanisms by which tea protects against cardiovascular disease
  • Summarize and convey to clients and consumers the evidence-based health benefits of green tea and make appropriate recommendations regarding the consumption of green tea
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, athletic trainers, health educators, fitness professionals, and physicians.
 
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 3.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
 
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 1/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/10/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/10/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Emma L - Ruidoso, NY  ·  Jul 01, 2019
the in's and out's of green tea consumption and it's makeup
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Sonya A - Columbia, SC  ·  May 10, 2019
Interesting but with so little confirmed data, I am not sure how useful this is
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Kady L - Plains, PA  ·  Feb 18, 2019
Complex information for a basic reader but good info and overall recommendations
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Stefanie D - Oxford, MS  ·  Feb 01, 2019
Great information to know
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ANASTASIA M - Soldotna, AK  ·  Dec 16, 2018
Interesting information. When comparing health of Asians to the North Americans, I don't need extensive studies to see the health benefits of green, black, and other teas.
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