Moderate tea drinking slows progression of coronary artery calcification

Forget cholesterol.  The buildup of calcium in artery walls is the chief reason for heart attacks and coronary artery disease.  [ March 28, 2008; Feb 5, 2007]

Surprisingly, tea leaves have anti-calcifying properties.  Coffee drinkers receive no health benefit in this regard, but tea drinkers arteries stiffen more slowly due to calcification.  [Medscape Sept 23, 2016; American Journal Medicine Sept 15, 2016]

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