In a study published in the journal of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, researchers discovered that patients taking the blood pressure lowering medication, nadolol, who also drank green tea, had lower blood levels of the drug. Follow-up tests were executed and exposed that green tea can block a transporter in the lining of the stomach that aids in pumping the drug into cells. Investigators theorize that a few cups of the tea would be enough to cause this inhibition of blood pressure lowering effect.
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