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Black Tea and Kidney Failure

Chances are drinking tea has been growing on you lately given that, the market for tea in the United States has grown by more than four times in the past twenty or so years.  People are drinking twenty percent more tea than was consumed back in 2000.  America’s favorite kind is black tea, which accounts for more than half of all tea consumed in the country.  While this might seem healthy, it seems that once again too much of something is not always a good thing.  A man in Arkansas was storied to consume sixteen glasses of black tea every day, about a gallon total.   People are often encouraged to drink a gallon of water each day, and many would add some black tea to that to add a little flavor.  The Arkansas man, unfortunately, experienced kidney failure that was linked to his black tea habit.

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