What is cholesterol? - Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance made in the liver and found in certain foods, such as food from animals, like dairy products (whole milk), eggs and meat.
The body needs some cholesterol in order to function properly. Its cell walls, or membranes, need cholesterol in order to produce hormones, vitamin D and the bile acids that help to digest fat. But, the body needs only a small amount of cholesterol to meet its needs. When too much is present health problems such as coronary heart disease may develop.
Coronary Heart Disease
When too much cholesterol is present, plaque (a thick, hard deposit) may form in the body's arteries narrowing the space for blood to flow to the heart. Over time, this buildup causes atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) which can lead to heart disease.
"...Consuming (375 mg) of green tea extract has a significant effect regarding lowering total cholesterol - LDL-C low-density lipoprotein cholesterol , and triglyceride levels; has been documented in many studies"
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn (Dr Maron)
When not enough oxygen-carrying blood reaches the heart chest pain -- called angina -- can result. If the blood supply to a portion of the heart is completely cut off by total blockage of a coronary artery, the result is a heart attack. This is usually due to a sudden closure from a blood clot forming on top of a previous narrowing.
Green Tea - Natural Defense Against High Cholesterol
Scientific research is supporting the notion that the natural polyphenol - "catechin" in green tea and green extract have a strong correlation to lowering LDL-C - low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
More and more people are choosing Green tea as a natural, tasty way to
become healthy and protect their heart.
Details here: Green Tea Heart study
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