Do you consume black tea ? Some examples of black tea are Assam, Darjeeling and even Earl Grey A study has shown that balck tea showed a reduction in low density lipoprotein ( LDL) and triglycerides and a significant increase in the high density lipoprotein ( good cholesterol ) when administered black tea polyphenols. The black tea polyphenols are theaflavins and thearubigins. A cardiac risk factor which is well known is homocysteine. Elevated homocysteine is associated with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. It has been found out that there is a link between high homocysteine levels and drinking black tea among patients with hypertension. I found this very interesting., Those who drank oolong or white tea did not have high homocysteine levels.

More interesting was a study found that combining black tea with the chemotherapy drug cisplatin had a synergistic benefit to killing cancers cells in patients with ovarian cancer. This can be used for patients with advanced ovarian cancer. There are many studies on the benefit of polyphenols and its positive effect on cancers.

Until tomorrow…