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By Merolla Chiropractic
February 24, 2014
Category: diet
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When researchers started tinkering away at animal models of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), a compound found in green, abbreviated EGCG, has been shown to reduce a marker of inflammation abbreviated CRP. 

Such research suggests green tea may help decrease the risk of developing atherosclerosis.

Plus, a Japanese tea ceremony is so much cooler than going to Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks!

Source: Chem Biol Interact. 2010 Jan 5;183(1):125-32. Regulatory effect of epigallocatechin gallate on the expression of C-reactive protein and other inflammatory markers in an experimental model of atherosclerosis.