I read with interest the report of the Rotterdam Study that tea flavonoids may protect against aortic atherosclerosis.1 This is particularly timely in view of the recent report that in studying the association of caffeinated coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and teas, Sesso et al2 found that only tea was associated with a lower risk of myocardial infarction.
Cheng TO. Tea Is Good for the Heart. Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(15):2393. doi: