Cardiovascular Protection

Epidemiological studies suggest that green tea consumption is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (Maeda et al 2003). A 2000 prospective cohort study of 8552 people in Japan found that those consuming more than 10 cups per day, compared with those consuming fewer than 3 cups, had a decreased relative risk of death from cardiovascular disease (Nakachi et al 2000). One cross-sectional study involving 1371 men aged over 40 years found that increased green tea consumption was associated with decreased serum concentrations of total cholesterol and triglyceride and an increase in HDL, together with a decrease in LDL- and VLDL-cholesterols (Imai & Nakachi 1995).

Your Heart and Nutrition

Your Heart and Nutrition

Prevention is better than a cure. Learn how to cherish your heart by taking the necessary means to keep it pumping healthily and steadily through your life.

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