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Green Tea – Stroke Prevention

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higher consumption of green tea (GTE) has been associated with a lower prevalence of cognitive impairment in older adults, less Coronary Artery Disease, ischemic stroke reduction, reduced risk of certain cancers…

I am a long-term cancer survivor living with a host of long-term side effects. According ti the ACS there will be  20 million of us by 2030. Most of us cancer survivors are over 50. Most, if not all cancer survivors must think about maintaining brain, heart, nerve and bone health. Green Tea extract can help me.

I live with a risk of relapse, a risk of secondary cancer, chemobrain, chemo-induced heart damage and nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy). And when I developed chronic atrial fibrillation in late 2010, I developed a risk of stroke.

In test tube studies, green tea extract (GTE) has been shown to have antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-tumorigenic and anti-microbial properties.

The Consumerlab.com evaluation of GTE supplements that cites the benefits below requires membership log in



  • evaluated and approved by Consumerlab.com for purity, absorbability-
  • regular GTE  consumption is associated with 20% less risk of coronary artery disease as well as a reduced risk of death caused by heart disease
  • consumption of three or more cups of green tea a day reduces risk of ischemic stroke by 21%
  • regular consumption of green tea reduced the risk of many cancers including prostate, breast and lung cancers-
  • GTE may decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • laboratory research has suggested a role of green tea extract in shrinking uterine fibroids
  • higher consumption of green tea has been associated with a lower prevalence of cognitive impairment in older adults-

I am both a long-term cancer survivor and cancer coach. If you have cancer, CVD, Alzheimer’s etc. I take and recommend Life Extension Mega Green Tea for its combination of purity, strength and availability.

For more information about nutritional supplementation to manage cancer or the side effects of cancer, scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply ASAP.

thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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The Impact of Green Tea Consumption on the Prevention of Hemorrhagic Stroke.

“Different types of tea may have varying effects on the risk of hemorrhagic stroke, but previous studies have generated inconsistent results. We performed a nationwide, multi-center, case-control study to evaluate the association between the consumption of tea and the risk of hemorrhagic stroke

Consumption of green tea may protect against hemorrhagic stroke, whereas consumption of black tea may have no meaningful effect on risk.”

Antioxidant Beverages: Green Tea Intake and Coronary Artery Disease

“In 22 healthy volunteers, green tea consumption (7 cups/day) significantly decreased serum malondialdehyde-modified low-density lipoprotein (MDA-LDL) concentrations, whereas green tea consumption tended to decrease plasma C-reactive protein and interleukin (IL)-6 concentrations…”

The green tea, a good choice for cardiovascular disease prevention?

” Tea (Camellia sinensis) has been used for centuries as a medical drink. Around two-thirds of the world’s population drink tea.

Tea can be grouped into three main types, black, oolong, and green tea. Green tea is not fermented and is a major beverage consumed in Asian countries. Green tea is produced from freshly harvest leaves of the tea plant and they contain water, proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and polyphenols of the flavonoid type.

The major flavonoids in green tea are catechins which constitute about one third of its total dry weight. The major catechin present is epigallocatechin gallate (>50%). New data have increased the interest in green tea or its catechins and its role in treatment of cardiovascular disease (CHD) risk factors.

The aim of the present paper is to review some studies that have found a relationship between green tea and CHD risk factors.

From some of them it can be summarized that of green tea and its catechins consumptions (

  1. decrease body weight by interfering within the sympathoadrenal system and fatty acid synthesis,
  2. decrease cholesterol absorption and plasma levels,
  3. have strong free radical-scavenging activity inhibiting LDL oxidation,
  4. reduce the adhesion molecule expression,
  5. have antitrombotic activities by inhibiting platelet aggregation and
  6. decrease systolic and diastolic blood pressures.

The positive effects found suggest that a daily intake of 7 cups of green tea (3.5 g catechins) is a good choose for CHD prevention; however, it is still necessary more studies to check the action of the green tea and its catechins in humans in order to recommended its use in the general population or only in target subjects.

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