Thursday, June 02, 2005

Green tea?

Without medication my cholesterol runs from 240 to 270. With medication, Lescol, it comes down to 185 or so.

Yesterday I got back the results from a Quest Diagnostics battery of tests (I get a copy sent to me) and total cholesterol was 147. Lowest ever.

I can’t account for the drop except to consider green tea. Last winter I had a case of flu and while sick I couldn’t stand the smell or taste of coffee. I gave it up. As I recovered I started drinking green tea and stuck with it. Could it be that replacing a pot or more of coffee with five or six mugs of tea lowered the cholesterol 20 points or more?

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