When some body argued that consumption of green tea was beneficial for health,no body believed him.Now,a study targeted LDL, or “bad” cholesterol has come up with evidence that its consumption reduces those levels.
Though no body knows how much and whether or not green tea should serve as a medical alternative,the benefits of green tea can not be ruled out.This study participants in two random groups: the first group who drank green tea and consumed its extract,and the second group that did not consume it.
This study was staged for a period of time ranging from a few weeks up to three months.Its results showed that the former group who consumed high amounts of green tea had reduced levels of “bad” cholesterol.
And,those participants who consumed green tea had, on average, 7.2 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) reduction in total cholesterol levels compared to the participants who did not consume it.These participants also had their “bad” cholesterol levels dropped by 2.2 mg/dL.
Another study done by researchers at Western University of Health Sciences dissected the correlation between green tea and serum lipid levels, as well as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels. Over the course of three to 24 weeks, researches conducted 20 trials that resulted in lower LDL cholesterol levels. Specifically, the participants showed a five to six point reduction in their levels.
Researchers found that green tea contains catechin polyphenols, specifically epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).” EGCG is a very powerful antioxidant that has been known to inhibit the growth of cancer cells, effectively lower LDL cholesterol levels, and also inhibit abnormal formation of blood clots”,they concluded with an observation that green tea is a superior health choice because its leaves are withered and steamed rather than fermented like black and oolong teas.”This is what prevents the EGCG compound from being oxidized, resulting in its catechins and EGCG to be more concentrated.”