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Does anyone really need another reason to enjoy green tea? Well, unless it is too darn hot to have a hot drink. I wonder if it is just as healthy cold.

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Kyoto, Japan -- Japan's favorite beverage might be offering more than just a relaxing tea break.

According to new research, green tea could prevent a deadly condition in the body's main artery. A Kyoto University team has found that abdominal aortic aneurysm -- a condition in which the main artery becomes overstretched and bloated -- developed less frequently in rats that drank green tea polyphenol, a major component of green tea.

Without treatment, abdominal aortic aneurysms eventually rupture and lead to death 50% of the time.

"Abdominal aortic aneurysms often go unnoticed because there are no symptoms until they burst," says Kenji Minakata, an author of the study. "If a patient is lucky and bloating is found before rupture, it needs to be treated surgically, such as by transplanting an artificial blood vessel or inserting a stent graft. At the moment there are no pharmacological treatments."

Recent research has pointed to a host of health benefits from drinking green tea, including the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and oxidation.

"The type of polyphenol found in green tea has recently been shown to regenerate elastin, an essential protein that gives the artery its stretchy, yet study, texture," explains lead author Shuji Setozaki. "Considering that abdominal arterial aneurysms are caused by inflammation and the degradation of elastin components in the arterial wall, we thought drinking green tea may show promise for treatment."



In the study, the team treated rats with enzymes that induce abdominal aortic aneurysm, and found that the condition developed less in rats that drank green tea polyphenol. They also saw less inflammation and more elastin production, protecting the artery from rupture.

"Japanese people have the longest lifespan in the world, and studies show that 80% of the population drink green tea on a daily basis," says co-author Hidetoshi Masumoto. "We believe daily intake of green tea should be considered as a new preventative strategy for abdominal aortic aneurysm; the focus of future studies will be to investigate optimal doses."

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The paper "Prevention of abdominal aortic aneurysm progression by oral administration of green tea polyphenol in a rat model" appeared 26th July, 2016 in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, with doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.06.003

Kyoto University is one of Japan and Asia's premier research institutions, founded in 1897 and responsible for producing numerous Nobel laureates and winners of other prestigious international prizes. A broad curriculum across the arts and sciences at both undergraduate and graduate levels is complemented by numerous research centers, as well as facilities and offices around Japan and the world. For more information please see: http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en
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I'm not a big tea drinker Jfh, but I am impressed by the health benefits of Green Tea. According to this article, it doesn't lose any benefits if it is cold vs hot. http://www.livestrong.com/article/54...nts-when-cold/


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Does Green Tea Lose Antioxidants When Cold?

The antioxidant content of hot and cold green tea is similar.

About 85 percent of all the tea that Americans drink is iced, according to a 2014 report by the Tea Association of the U.S.A.

Of the four types of tea – black, green, oolong and white – green displays a definite advantage in antioxidant content.

You don’t need to drink your tea hot to reap the health benefits of the antioxidants, but when it's iced tea, it’s best to brew your own; bottled tea contains smaller amounts of these health-promoting compounds.
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That's good to know. I'll try that.

When they say that 85% of all tea which Americans drink is iced, they don't tell you that it is extremely sweet as well.
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