Thursday, April 12, 2007

Green tea may protect the hearts of diabetics

One of the cardiovascular dangers posed by diabetes is stiffening of heart muscle tissue (myocardium) resulting from increased amounts of myocardial collagen, among other factors.

However, a study published recently in the journal Pharmacological Research shows that green tea reduces the harmful end products of excessive myocardial collagen and so "may provide a therapeutic option in the treatment of cardiovascular complications of diabetes."

—Mellow Monk

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