Food: Green tea could prevent deadly artery explosion

August 24, 2016 6:41 AM (UTC+8)

 

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(From PTI)

Here’s one more benefit of green tea you cannot ignore. Drinking green tea may prevent a deadly condition in which the body’s main artery becomes overstretched and bloated, a new study has claimed.

Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan found that abdominal aortic aneurysm developed less frequently in rats that drank green tea polyphenol, a major component of green tea.

Without treatment, abdominal aortic aneurysms eventually rupture and lead to death 50% of the time, researchers said. “Abdominal aortic aneurysms often go unnoticed because there are no symptoms until they burst,” said Kenji Minakata, author of the study. Read more

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