How green tea could help prevent heart attacks
|How green tea could help prevent heart attacks||Darrell Miller||06/03/18|
June 03, 2018 05:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: How green tea could help prevent heart attacks
Scientists from the University of Leeds and Lancaster University have discovered that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a compound found in green tea, can bind to and dissolve or break up amyloid protein deposits. Amyloid is the key causative agent in Alzheimer’s, but it is also found in atherosclerotic plaques, and the impact of EGCG can therefore help reduce plaque inside the arteries. While this research is promising, the body destroys most of the EGCG it ingests, and the absorption and transport of the molecule is highly inefficient, suggesting more research on delivery of ECGC is needed.
- Green tea is noted for its ability to aid in weight loss and building up immunity.
- Now, University researchers are finding that the tea has a substance that could aid in breaking up dangerous plaque in human arteries.
- Already under review for its possible ability to reduce amyloid plaques in the brain, the substance appears to have an ameliorating affect on fatty deposits in the blood vessels as well.
"Green tea could be key to help prevent deaths from heart attacks and strokes caused by atherosclerosis."
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