The cardiovascular health benefits of drinking tea are thought to be largely due to flavonoids. Tea intake and intake of flavonoids found in tea have been associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in cross-sectional and prospective population studies. Isolated flavonoids found in tea have also been consistently shown to inhibit the development of atherosclerosis in animal models.
Those who drank four or more cups of green tea daily had a 32% reduction in the risk of having a heart attack and lower levels of LDL cholesterol. Green tea may prevent bone loss, help in weight loss.