Tea protects people from heart disease

Tea protects people from heart disease

People who regularly drink tea are less prone to diseases of the heart and blood vessels – the effect of protection against cardiovascular disorders are manifested even if one Cup of tea a day. To such conclusion employees of University of Western Australia, their arguments published edition of Live Science.

Scientists studied data on the health of 53 thousand people, which were monitored as part of a major research project Danish Diet, Cancer and Health Study. It was started in 90-ies and lasted 23 years. Doctors were interested in the correlation between characteristics of the diet of people and their eating behavior with changes in health and work the body.

For the observation period from 12 thousand people appeared symptoms indicating heart disease. After analyzing these cases of violations of the heart and comparing the eating habits of participants with heart disease and participants without such diseases, scientists have concluded that to protect people from violations in the cardiovascular system quite effectively able substances flavonoids.

Flavonoids are group of plant substances obtained with food, affect the activity of many enzymes.

The scientists stated: “Eating around 500 mg flavonoidov a day reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.”
According to experts, one of the best sources of saving for the heart and blood vessels flavonoids is tea, primarily green. In it, in particular, contain rutin and anthocyanins. These compounds increase antioxidant protection, reduce the permeability of capillaries, increase the elasticity of blood vessels due to inhibition of activity of hyaluronidase, inhibit the production of proteins that activate apoptosis of cardiomyocytes, and thereby protect the human heart from the attacking diseases.

The researchers noted that for important for heart and circulatory system flavonoids are enough to drink a Cup of tea a day. Along with tea from heart disease protects blueberries. But the health properties of these products appear only in conditions when a person is not drink alcohol or smoke, noted the authors.

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