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Offline BabyDoll

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Why does drinking tea make you need to pee?
« on: 09/11/2008 11:55:19 »
Anyone knows if the 2 are correlated?

Drinking makes you wanna go pee more often? Tea produces more pee  :o

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lyner

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Re: Why does drinking tea make you need to pee?
« Reply #1 on: 09/11/2008 11:57:30 »
So does beer.
 

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Re: Why does drinking tea make you need to pee?
« Reply #2 on: 09/11/2008 12:16:23 »
Tea, like coffee, contains caffeine which I believe is a diuretic.
 

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Tea & Pee
« Reply #3 on: 09/11/2008 13:39:18 »
Research on the web suggests that to have any significant diuretic effect you have to drink 5 or 6 cups at each sitting, and also that regular consumers of tea quickly develop tolerance to the diuetic effects of caffeine anyway.

So the answer is that it is the amount of fluid intake that makes you pee in the case of tea (and beer) and not any extra diuretic effects.
 

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