Rarely is a single evidence-based, non-conventional therapy like green tea so clearly effective, inexpensive and easy. High-dose chemotherapy for a diagnosis of cancer in 12/95 led to chronic A-Fib in 12/10. Millions of people have atrial fibrillation. We all are at an increased risk of stroke.
You may want to take a conventional blood thinner to reduce your risk of stroke, though Plavix, Eliquis and Warfarin all have documented side effects. You may want to supplement with omega 3 fatty acids as I do.
Regardless, as the study linked and excerpted below indicates, Green Tea Extract (GTE) reduces our risk of stroke. Whether you prefer to drink GTE or supplement with GTE (as I do) GTE consumption reduces your risk of stroke. To put it in medical research study language “this meta-analysis suggests that daily consumption of either green or black tea equaling 3 cups per day could prevent the onset of ischemic stroke.”
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“PURPOSE: To assess whether a similar association of black or green tea consumption with reduced risk is evident in human populations, we sought to identify and summarize all human clinical and observational data on tea and stroke…
METHODS: We searched PubMed and Web of Science for all studies on stroke and tea consumption in humans with original data, including estimation or measurement of tea consumption and outcomes of fatal or nonfatal stroke…
RESULTS: Regardless of their country of origin, individuals consuming >or=3 cups of tea per day had a 21% lower risk of stroke than those consuming <1 cup per day (absolute risk reduction…)
CONCLUSIONS: Although a randomized clinical trial would be necessary to confirm the effect, this meta-analysis suggests that daily consumption of either green or black tea equaling 3 cups per day could prevent the onset of ischemic stroke.”