Green tea consumption is linked to reduce incidence of cardiovascular disease. The meta-analysis at hand suggests that the benefits are related to reduced total and LDL cholesterol. I suspect it’s more complicated than that.
Collectively, consumption of green tea lowers LDL cholesterol and TC, but not HDL cholesterol or triglycerides in both normal weight subjects and those who were overweight/obese; however, additional well-designed studies that include more diverse populations and longer duration are warranted.
Source: Effect of green tea consumption on blood lipids: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials | Nutrition Journal | Full Text
Steve Parker, M.D.
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