When this happens, the immune system tries to fight if off with inflammation inside of the artery wall. This is a factor that contributes to atherosclerosis and heart disease.

Published in the Journal of Nutrition, the researchers examined the association between green tea consumption and mortality from cardiovascular disease, cancer and all-causes mortality.

They looked at data from 40,530 people and concluded that green tea has an inverse association with mortality from cardiovascular diseases and all causes.

The NHS encourages people who want to lower their cholesterol levels to partake in regular exercise.

Source: | Daily Express

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