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Green tea to help hypertension

A new study showed that taking green tea extract supplements twice a day helped to decrease blood pressure, LDL “bad” cholesterol and an indicator of chronic inflammation in a short 3 week period.

The green tea study

Green tea is made with the leaves of Camellia sinensis and originates from China and is associated with Asian cultures.

Researchers studied 111 healthy adult volunteers aged from 21 to 70 years old. The researchers were from the University of Florida, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Their findings were reported in Nutrition Journal.

Researchers gave half the volunteers a capsule of green tea extract twice a day and the other half of the group received a placebo. All volunteers had their blood pressure and cholesterol measured before and after the 3 week period.

The results

Those that took the green tea extract had a decrease in systolic blood pressure of 5 mmHg and a reduction in diastolic blood pressure of 4 mmHg.

In addition, total cholesterol levels were reduced by 10 mg/dL in those that took the green tea extract.


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