Green Tea Extracts Lower Total & LDL Cholesterol

Monday, April 01, 2013
By: Byron J. Richards,
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
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A number of human studies in recent years show that green tea extract can help with weight loss. A new study documents that green tea extracts1 significantly lower total and LDL cholesterol Low-density lipoprotein. It is a group of lipids and proteins that allow lipids like cholesterol, triglycerides, and fat soluble nutrients (Vitamin A, D, E , K, Q 10, carotenes) to be transported with the water-based bloodstream. .

A meta-analysisA quantitative statistical analysis of several separate but similar experiments or studies in order to test the pooled data for statistical significance. of 14 studies that involved 1,136 people demonstrated that green tea beverages and extracts lowered total cholesterol by 7.2 points and LDL cholesterol Low-density lipoprotein. It is a group of lipids and proteins that allow lipids like cholesterol, triglycerides, and fat soluble nutrients (Vitamin A, D, E , K, Q 10, carotenes) to be transported with the water-based bloodstream. by 2.2 points on average. Both results were statistically significant and occurred regardless of any other interventions or health variables.

While green tea is not a magic bullet for this issue, it is one of many natural strategies that can help guide cholesterol metabolism in the right direction. Because many nutrients work in different ways to support healthy cholesterol metabolism, it makes sense for individuals working on this issue to employ multiple nutrients—one, of which, is green tea.


Referenced Studies:
  1. ^ Green Tea Extracts Lower Cholesterol  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition  Xin-Xin Zheng, Yan-Lu Xu, Shao-Hua Li, Xu-Xia Liu, Rutai Hui, and Xiao-Hong Huang

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