Friday, March 14, 2008

Tea drinking lessens female artery plaque

From: Eurpoe

14-Mar-2008 - The antioxidant-driven functional properties of tea have been highlighted in a French study that has shown tea drinking can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The study, published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, found women who drank tea reduced levels of plaque build-up in their arteries thereby reducing risk for heart disease and stroke.

The study found carotid plaques were evident in 45 per cent of non-tea drinking women, in 42.5 per cent of women drinking 1-2 cups of tea daily and in only 33.7 per cent of those drinking three or more cups a day.

The study involved 2,613 men and 3,984 women, aged about 73-years-old whose carotid artery plaque was assessed in relation to tea drinking and other dietary habits and medical and personal history.

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