Tea and lowering cholesterol

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CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about yet another health benefit related to tea: it can help lower your cholesterol.

While I don’t think that going on the Atkins Diet and taking some tea extract capsules is going to even out, for vegetarians (whose high-fiber non-meat diet can significantly lower cholesterol), this could help those with a family history of high cholesterol.

They divided [220] people [with elevated cholesterol who had been put on a low-fat diet] into two groups. One group got the pill, which was a soft gel capsule with the tea extract. The other group got just a placebo, a sugar pill, and they found that the capsule group, the people who are getting the tea, actually had an 11 percent increase in total cholesterol and a 16 percent decrease in the bad type of cholesterol. Again, that’s just over 12 weeks. So pretty significant results there.

One Response to “Tea and lowering cholesterol”

  1. Larry Heimel

    Any know source for buying marshmellows- my son is always left out of the campfire marshmellows scene and short of making them do you know a source now that Emes is out of biz!
    The kosher ones are not vegetarian.
    thanks

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