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(FDA)   Drinking TEA can KILL YOU, says FDA   ( divider line
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8900 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Oct 2001 at 2:57 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-10-15 02:59:56 PM  
I've known this for years. If you really want the good benefits you're supposed to get from tea, try that time honored Asian needle technique - heroin.
2001-10-15 03:00:03 PM  
Wow... laxatives can cause diarrhea? GET OUTTA DODGE!
2001-10-15 03:00:21 PM  
I've always known this.

2001-10-15 03:00:29 PM  
That's not Black Tea, folks, false advertising.

Nothing safer than good old Darjeeling!

I think...
2001-10-15 03:03:15 PM  
Of course diet teas can cause problems, just like diet supplements or whatever. Seems obvious to me. There's no quick fix... so stop buying them :).
2001-10-15 03:04:52 PM  
Nothing's safer than Darjeeling? Hogwash. I'm prone to kidney stones, and black tea is high in oxalate, so for me it's MUCH better to have plain old water.
2001-10-15 03:05:41 PM  
I remember reading somewhere about some mountain people in asia that put butter and salt in their tea... and that they usually all lived to be well over 100 years old
2001-10-15 03:06:05 PM  
Whoever wrote the headline... *cough*sensationalism*cough*.
Diet drugs = dangerous. I hate to say it... duh?
2001-10-15 03:06:27 PM  
I THINK the mods should automatically TRASH any POST that throws in CAPS for EMPHASIS. This isn't EBAY. We can ALL figure out what the IMPORTANT words are.
2001-10-15 03:06:34 PM  


Oompaloompa's right, this isn't about lain old black's all those crazy weird herbal laxative ones. What I want to know is who the hell takes these things? Laxatives are NOT exactly the best way to lose weight...:P
2001-10-15 03:07:47 PM  
and yet again it has been proven:
marijuana is better than pretty much anything else we consume.
2001-10-15 03:08:32 PM  
And if someone named "Slippy" offers laxative advice, heed it!
2001-10-15 03:09:13 PM  
Diet Teas.. duh. its like saccrin and cancer. probably have to consume massive amounts of it.
2001-10-15 03:09:58 PM  
Too much water can kill you, too. You can flush out all the sodium in your body, and especially during exercise, that can kill you. So watch out!! WATER KILLS!!!!!
2001-10-15 03:11:32 PM  
'This article originally appeared in the July-August 1997 FDA Consumer'

1997, eh? Why haven't I heard about any diet tea deaths in the last 4 years?

This needs the scary tag just as much as it needs the newsflash tag.
2001-10-15 03:11:41 PM  
Can we PLEASE STOP WITH THE SENSATIONALIST HEADLINES???? The world is a scary enough place as it is right now!!!

Lipton Drinker
2001-10-15 03:12:02 PM  
No, no, you're right, nothing beats a nice warm cup of hogwash in the morning!
2001-10-15 03:14:04 PM  
It doesn't take a lot to cause damage. Herbals can be very dangerous if relies one only on the package labels for their information.
2001-10-15 03:15:17 PM  
Ban Dihydrogen Oxide!!
2001-10-15 03:17:11 PM  
"FDA Hotline, can you please hold?"
2001-10-15 03:17:43 PM  
Ya know, that's all us farkers need...

Stimulant / Laxative -- Hyped up on stimulants, and having to run to the can. Always a nice way to start a Monday...
2001-10-15 03:19:21 PM  
ouch... diarrhea and chronic constipation
2001-10-15 03:19:44 PM  
NEIL: Vyv, Vyv, uh, can you, like, actually kill yourself with laxative pills?

VYVYAN: I don't know, Neil, but I'm going to stay and find out!
2001-10-15 03:21:56 PM  
I think it should be mandatory that an article be read in it's entirety before it's posted to fark (moderators!).

That would get rid of some of these deceptive or outright false headlines.
2001-10-15 03:23:13 PM  
What a load.
2001-10-15 03:23:52 PM  
ya any diet product can cause problems. why would you want to take a bunch of laxatives to lose weight anyways, sounds like a nasty way to lose some pounds. How about some exercise and less junk food. I always loved watching the "bigger" people at the grocery store... greasy potato chips, 8 mama celeste pizzas, hot dogs, hamburgers, fat in a can, slim fast shakes.... seriously now... people are kind of dumb sometimes
2001-10-15 03:24:10 PM  
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2001-10-15 03:26:11 PM  
Yeah! Tea bad! Crack good. Mmmmmm!
2001-10-15 03:28:48 PM  
Water!!! Not Water!!!
2001-10-15 03:31:03 PM  
Looks like I'm going to have to find something else to drink while I'm sucking down a Lucky Strike.
2001-10-15 03:35:31 PM  
And if someone named "Slippy" offers laxative advice, heed it!

Eieio: Personally, I'm keeping an eye out for advice from MisterSquishy. Sounds like an infinitely worse affliction!
2001-10-15 03:41:18 PM  

Here's a pack of Luckies for ya'!

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2001-10-15 03:42:52 PM  
where can I get a shiatload of this stuff for my wife?..heh
2001-10-15 03:47:37 PM  
Most Misleading Headline Ever.

(close anyway)
2001-10-15 03:48:01 PM  
I prefer beer, but if I *MUST* drink tea, Lapsang Suchong rocks!!! It has a real nice smokey flavor..... Oh, and AFAIK, coffee is a laxative too, no? :)
2001-10-15 03:48:16 PM  
Dihydrogen Monoxide sounds a lot more menacing. More people would sign your petition to ban it if you call it that.
2001-10-15 03:50:25 PM  
Diet crap is dangerous no doubt, but this article more says taking lots of herbs can be dangerous. This is nothing new.

Even the smartest people can be stupid when it comes to dieting.
2001-10-15 03:56:44 PM  
gutterslut, try some of that dihydrogen oxide that mme.mersault was talking about, because this tea thread is bullshiat.
2001-10-15 04:07:07 PM  
2001-10-15 04:17:05 PM  
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2001-10-15 04:17:16 PM  
Gr00vey: coffee is a laxative too, no?

I don't think so, but it is a diuretic. It'll make you piss like a racehorse. :)

"Oh, man. I have to go to the bathroom. Why did I have all that beer and coffee and watermelon?"
2001-10-15 04:17:19 PM  
yeah, yeah, dihidrogen monoxide (water)
drowning her is too obvious....
2001-10-15 04:20:20 PM  
WHIPPITS!!!!! Yummy. Know those are the way to diet. Any drug that spaces you out that much is a definate way to curb your appetite. I shall call it "The All New Ever Improved Junkie Diet", I prefer my inhaled air without sugar, so I buy the entire cans of compressed air for dusting computer drives and such. Don't wanna waste a single molecule you know.
2001-10-15 04:20:55 PM  
You know, water can be fatal when inhaled. Don't say I didn't WARN YOU.
2001-10-15 04:23:00 PM  
I drink beer instead.

-he who stacks pork
2001-10-15 04:32:12 PM  
2001-10-15 04:50:17 PM  
Smoked tea is the best... also try Russian Caravan, its similar.

My favorite right now is Genmaicha, though. But nothing can beat tea in price, except for water.
2001-10-15 05:18:53 PM  
"Stop using the product if diarrhea, loose stools, or stomach pain develop."

Should be "Obvious".

Throwing a bunch of leaves into a pot of boiling water does not constitute "tea".
2001-10-15 05:28:38 PM  
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Earl Grey for me, please.

2001-10-15 05:58:45 PM  
The quote is "Tea, Earl Grey, Hot."
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