Green tea molecule could prevent heart attacks

A molecular compound in green tea could hold the key to preventing deaths from heart attacks and strokes caused by atherosclerosis, according to new research. Scientists from the University of Leeds and Lancaster University have discovered that a compound which is found within the popular drink and is currently being studied for its ability to reduce amyloid plaques in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease, also dissolves potentially dangerous protein plaques found in blood vessels.

Read the full press release on the University of Leeds website