Green Tea Can Help Lower Bad Cholesterol

February 3rd, 2012

A study was done by a Taiwanese research team and they tested different teas to see whether or not they help reduce bad cholesterol. The 4 teas they tested were black, green, oolong and pu-erh. According to the article, “The study involved male rats who were feed a high-fructose diet for 12 weeks. The results showed that a fructose-rich diet significantly elevated cholesterol, insulin, and leptin concentrations, as compared with those in the control group.” Rats that were then fed a fructose/green tea diet for 12 weeks showed a reduction in serum triglycerides, cholesterol, insulin and leptin levels. The research team concluded that these findings suggest that the intake of green can help reduce high levels of cholesterol.

You can read more about the study off of Doctor Health Press at: Three Teas That Combat Cholesterol

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