HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Heart attack patients may benefit from drinking tea

BOSTON Drinking tea on a regular basis may help protect patients with existing cardiovascular disease, according to a study in the May 7 issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, which finds that tea consumption is associated with an increased rate of survival following a heart attack.

The health benefits of tea have been reported in numerous studies in recent years, but among healthy individuals the evidence [of tea 's benefits] is actually mixed, notes the studys lead author Kenneth J. Mukamal, MD, MPH, of the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The greatest benefits of tea consumption have been found among patients who already have cardiovascular disease.

Mukamal and his co-authors found that among individuals who had suffered heart attacks, those who reported being heavy tea drinkers had a 44 percent lower death rate than non-tea drinkers in the three-and-a-half years following their heart attacks, while moderate tea drinkers had a 28 percent lower rate of dying when compared with non-tea drinkers.

The key to this protection appears to lie with a group of antioxidants known as flavonoids, which are plentiful in both black and green tea. Flavonoids, which are also found in certain fruits and vegetables, including apples, onions and broccoli, could be working to help the heart in one of several ways, according to Mukamal.

It's pretty clear that flavonoids can prevent LDL [low density lipoprotein] cholesterol from becoming oxidized, he says, explaining that oxidized LDL can lead to the development of atherosclerosis. In addition, a recent study found that drinking black tea improved endothelial function the ability of the blood vessels to relax in cardiac patients. Finally, he adds, flavonoids may have an anti-clotting effect.

The observational study was made up of 1,900 individuals, both men and women mainly in their 60s, who were questioned by tr
'"/>

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
bprescot@caregroup.harvard.edu
617-632-8063
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
6-May-2002


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart
2. Heart surgeons publish death rates
3. Heart attack treatment gap may be closing for women
4. The Larry King Cardiac Foundation presents The Changing Face of Heart Disease on Feb. 2
5. Brenner Childrens Hospital named to NIH Pediatric Heart Network
6. Heart patients treated by non-cardiologists less likely to receive medications
7. Heart failure patients treated for diabetes with insulin have increase in mortality
8. New research results: Heart jacket shown to be effective
9. Heart surgery patients receive less aggressive discharge care
10. Heart attack, stroke risk overlooked in diabetics
11. Heart arrhythmias easily treated, yet few know risks

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Infectious disease ... hospitals in the United States, it’s a threat that is constantly changing and ... infection prevention and offers strategies for the healthcare community to help decrease the ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... Budget Office score is invalid because it does not obey the rules Congress has ... million full-time equivalent jobs, which the GOP reform would restore. Yet, it estimates a ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Lake Orion, MI (PRWEB) , ... March 24, ... ... providing insurance assistance, financial planning, and related services to families and business owners ... charity initiative aimed at feeding regional families struggling with financial difficulties. , The ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... wanted to create a communications platform that positions them as the go-to thought ... ONS reinvented their online publication as an always-on, always-fresh news, views and advocacy ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... The ... and White Plains, N.Y., is pleased to announce Westchester resident Lauren C. Enea has ... law clerk for the firm, will concentrate her practice in elder law, Medicaid planning ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... 2017 FinancialBuzz.com News Commentary   ... Medical cannabis products around the world are projected ... the global medical cannabis market will reach a value of USD 55.8 ... market for the new growing industry. By the end of 2016, 28 ... sell medical cannabis. More conservative states like Arkansas ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017 A ReportsnReports.com ... has been growing rapidly as the global sales of Adcetris and ... growth in the antibody drug conjugates market is driven by large ... cancer and wider therapeutic window offered by ADCs. ... Browse 3 Tables and 94 Figures, ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , Mar 24, 2017 Research and ... - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics ... , Europe , Asia-Pacific , ... forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: