Drinking green tea may prevent a deadly condition in which the body’s main artery becomes overstretched and bloated, a study has claimed.
Researchers at Kyoto University found that abdominal aortic aneurysm developed less frequently in rats that drank polyphenol, a major component of green tea. Without treatment, abdominal aortic aneurysms rupture and lead to death 50% of the time. “This condition often goes unnoticed because there are no symptoms until they burst,“ said Kenji Minakata, author of the study .
“Polyphenol regenerates elastin, a protein that gives the artery its stretchy texture,“ said lead author Shuji Setozaki. “Considering this disease is caused by inflammation and degradation of elastin components in arterial wall, we thought drinking green tea may show promise.“
prabhat khabar epaper 25/08/2016 : http://epaper.prabhatkhabar.com