Black tea consumption and serum lipid profiles in Saudi women: A cross-sectional study in Saudi Arabia

Iman A. Hakim, Mohammed A. Alsaif, Amal Aloud, Mansour Alduwaihy, Khalid Al-Rubeaan, Abdul Rahman Al-Nuaim, Omar S. Al-Attas

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to examine the relation between black tea consumption and serum lipid concentrations using cross-sectional data on 1,764 Saudi women aged 30-70 years. Our data show that women who did drink more than 6 cups of tea per day (> 480 ml) had a significantly lower prevalence of high cholesterol (OR = 0.63), high triglycerides (OR = 0.56), high low-density lipoproteins (OR = 0.70), and high very low-density lipoproteins (OR = 0.61) than the non-tea drinkers. Moreover, increased consumption of black tea was significantly associated with decreased serum concentrations of total cholesterol (P < 0.026) and triglycerides (P = 0.008) and with a decreased proportion of low and very low-density lipoprotein cholesterols (P = 0.015 and 0.011 respectively) after adjusting for risk factors. The results of this cross-sectional study do support the potential beneficial effects of black tea on serum lipids among Saudi women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1515-1526
Number of pages12
JournalNutrition Research
Volume23
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003

Keywords

  • Black tea
  • Lipids
  • Prevention
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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