Green Tea Protects Heart

Natural Products Magazine: "Green tea protects the heart - March 2, 2005
A new study has found that green tea may help protect against the damage caused by heart attacks and strokes. Researchers from the Institute of Child Health in the UK carried out the study which was published in the journal of the Federation of Experimental Biology.

The scientists carried out tests on heart cells which found that a major chemical component of green tea known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) can reduce cell death after a heart attack or stroke. EGCG is also thought to speed up the recovery of heart cells, allowing the tissues to recover and alleviating damage to the organs. "