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Drinking Green Tea Might Prevent Absorption of Cholesterol

Found this fascinating and hopeful article on drinking green tea at E-zine articles.com.

There are many studies being conducted on the effects of drinking green tea and how it can benefit the body. Along with its possible antioxidant qualities, there are also studies pointing to the possibility that green tea can help you maintain and even lower your cholesterol levels.

Cholesterol comes in two forms, ‘good’ or HDL-cholesterol and ‘bad’ or LDL-cholesterol. Doctors are very concerned about the balance of these two types of cholesterol. Ideally, there should be more good cholesterol than bad. Also, there should only be very small amounts of the bad cholesterol in your blood.

Imbalances in your levels of cholesterol can lead to many diseases, one of which is atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries caused by damage caused by high levels of bad cholesterol and other factors.

Studies revealed that green tea consumption in rats appears to lower their levels of bad cholesterol and even prevents them from getting high cholesterol when they are on high cholesterol diets. This has significant implications for the use of green tea in humans to prevent high cholesterol and heart disease. There are still more studies and research to be done before researchers can confirm that green tea indeed has such benefits.

Now here’s the rub:

The author of this article is John Stout.

Jon M. Stout is the Chairman of the Golden Moon Tea Company.

You can read more about how the study was conducted, and the positive results it found to drinking green tea and lowering cholesterol here, and keep in mind, the author sells green tea.

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April 4, 2007 Posted by | Diet / Weight Loss, Family Issues, Health Issues, Statistics, Uncategorized | 7 Comments