Mercy Hospital & Health Services Contact Us
About Mercy
Join Our Team
set font size large set font size medium set font size small
email this page print this page
Health Article Banner
Women's Health

Mercy Women's Care at St. Anne
3404 W. Sylvania Avenue
Toledo, OH 43623

Mercy Women's Care at St. Charles
Navarre Medical Plaza
2702 Navarre Avenue
Suite 101
Oregon, OH 43616

Mercy Women's Care at St. V's
2213 Cherry Street
Toledo, OH 43608

Tea Drinking May Protect against Ischemic Heart Disease

separator Drinking tea regularly may offer some protection against ischemic heart disease. Tea is rich in dietary flavonoids, which have been shown to offer protection against cancer and other conditions. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Researchers followed 4,807 study participants in Rotterdam from 1990 to 1997. Those subjects who drank an average of 375 mL of tea per day had about half the amount of heart attacks as those who did not drink tea. Additionally, tea drinkers had less than one third the risk of fatal heart attacks.

Flavonoids are substances that occur naturally in plants. They have antioxidant properties, meaning they are believed to offer protection against cancer, heart disease and other chronic conditions.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1 May 2002
follow us online
facebook youtube

Contact us
Home  |  Sitemap

Disclaimer & Terms of Use  |  Privacy Statement  |  Notice of Privacy Practices
Copyright ©2016 Mercy. Last modified 9/27/2010