Polarized Light Microscopy Digital Image Gallery

Catechin Hydrate

In addition to the general health benefits of drinking green tea, the catechins it contains may help individuals live longer. Though the evidence is inconclusive as of yet, some epidemiological studies seem to suggest that regularly drinking large amounts of green tea may prolong human life. In Japan, for instance, a study carried out by the Saitama Cancer Center that evaluated 8,500 participants found that those that consumed more than 3 cups of green tea per day had an average lifespan of 66 years for males and 68 years for females. Those subjects that drank more than 10 cups of green tea each day, however, boasted an average lifespan of 70 years for males and 74 years for females.

© 1995-2022 by Michael W. Davidson and The Florida State University. All Rights Reserved. No images, graphics, software, scripts, or applets may be reproduced or used in any manner without permission from the copyright holders. Use of this website means you agree to all of the Legal Terms and Conditions set forth by the owners.
This website is maintained by our
Graphics & Web Programming Team
in collaboration with Optical Microscopy at the
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.
Last modification: Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 04:39 PM
Access Count Since January 23, 2004: 7370
Microscopes and digital imaging equipment provided by:
Visit the Olympus Microscopy Resource Center website. Visit the QImaging website.