High cholesterol is associated with a wide range of diseases in adults. But there are two types of cholesterol, one is “bad” cholesterol (LDL & VLDL), and heavy accumulation of these in tissues can lead to atherosclerosis which can cause myocardial infarction and cerebral infarction, the other is good cholesterol (HDL) that prevents accumulation of excessive “bad” cholesterol. Prof. Muramatsu has demonstrated that green tea catechin restricts the excessive buildup of cholesterol. Dr. Goto reported a similar result: green tea catechin acts to limit excessive blood cholesterol.
K.Muramatsu and Y. Hara. J.Nutation. Sci. Vitaminol (1986). K.Gote, S. Kanaya and Y. Hara Prof. of the International Sym. On Tea Science. (Shizuoka, Japan; August, 1991)