Does green tea reduce the risk of stroke?

By: Manoj Prasad

1:30 PM ET


The antioxidant and polyphenolic content of green tea has received attention for its potential to reduce stroke risk. ย 

A Nutrition study found that drinking green tea may reduce the incidence of ischemic stroke, a brain artery blockage-related stroke.

A multi-institutional team identified an inverse relationship between green tea drinking and ischemic stroke in different cohort studies.

Bioactive substances like epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective activities.

Green tea may also enhance stroke and heart attack survival, according to an American Heart Association study.

The findings highlight the potential benefits of incorporating green tea into a healthy lifestyle for individuals at risk of cardiovascular diseases.

While these trials are promising, more research is needed to understand the processes behind the benefits and determine ideal dosages and consumption patterns.

As the CDC advises, a balanced diet, regular exercise, and quitting smoking reduce the risk of stroke and other cardiovascular disorders.

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