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July 07, 2008

Green Tea Aids in Reducing Heart Disease Risk Factors

A study published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation highlights the effect of green tea on an increase in brachial artery diameter, as compared to hot water and caffeine.

This conclusion is that "Green tea consumption has an acute beneficial effect on endothelial function, assessed with FMD (Flow-mediated dilatation) of the brachial artery, in healthy individuals. This may be involved in the beneficial effect of tea on cardiovascular risk."

Abstract: European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation August 2008

Posted by mpence at July 7, 2008 01:20 AM