Tea and Atherosclerosis


MANY people have pointed out a relationship between atherosclerosis and serum lipids1–4. Little et al.5 showed that the concentration of serum lipids is positively correlated with coffee drinking, but slightly negatively correlated with tea drinking. Paul6 reported that people who developed coronaries drank more cups of coffee than those without coronaries. Snapper7 stated in his book that there was little atherosclerosis in the Chinese, who drink tea almost exclusively.

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YOUNG, W., HOTOVEC, R. & ROMERO, A. Tea and Atherosclerosis. Nature 216, 1015–1016 (1967). https://doi.org/10.1038/2161015a0

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