Study: Excessive tea drinking may have caused woman's bone disease

03/21/2013 |

A woman from Michigan developed skeletal fluorosis, a rare bone disease caused by high levels of fluoride characterized by areas of dense bones and ligament calcification. Doctors suspect the patient's excessive consumption of tea -- a pitcher made from 100 bags of tea every day for 17 years -- may have contributed to the disease. Once the patient stopped drinking tea, she reported improved symptoms, doctors said.

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