A recent study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic
Association, strengthens the evidence that green tea has an effect
against the bad cholesterol in the body. Studies involving over 1000
participants in a series of clinical trials that showed that
consumption of green tea on a regular basis helps to cut bad
cholesterol levels as much as 5-6 points more than other types of
care. In a trial for three weeks to six months, participants were
divided into three groups. First, were asked to consume green tea,
second, green tea supplements, and the last group taking a placebo.
Cup of green tea consumption is directly shown to benefit more than
the intake of supplements containing catechins, compounds that play a
role typical green tea reduces cholesterol absorption in the
intestine. "But remember, green tea can not replace the effect of
cholesterol-lowering drugs. Its only leads to an element of
prevention," said senior researcher Olivia Phung, assistant professor
of pharmacy at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona,
California, told Reuters. Olivia suggests, the consumption of green
tea in moderation as part of a healthy diet to prevent the buildup of
bad cholesterol in the body. However, the caffeine content in tea is
to be an important concern, especially those who are taking certain
medications.