Friday, 28 October 2016

Prevent This Deadly Condition By Drinking Green Tea

Green tea is known to be remarkably healthy, but did you know that it might actually save your life by preventing certain dangerous conditions?

One of these conditions is abdominal aortic aneurysm, often abbreviated as AAA. This condition occurs when the aorta, the primary blood vessel which supplies blood throughout many regions of the body, balloons in the abdominal region. If this occurs, surgery involving grafts and stents is often needed. If the aneurysm tears, there is only a 20 percent survival rate. Not good odds!

AAA is most common in men over the age of 60. High blood pressure, smoking and certain genetic conditions make experiencing an abdominal aortic aneurysm more likely.

Researchers at Kyoto University recently published a study in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. They found that rats who consumed green tea polyphenol experienced a reduced risk of developing AAA. On this research, the study authors wrote:

“Therapeutic options for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are currently limited to invasive surgical or endovascular repair. Although advances in diagnosis have allowed physicians to detect smaller AAAs, no pharmacologic treatment directly targeting AAA progression has been found thus far… Regular green tea consumption might be advantageous for patients with a small AAA or as a prophylactic strategy for AAA.”

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