Ask the doctor: Is yerba mate good for my heart?

Ask the doctor

Is yerba mate good for my heart?

Published: December, 2007

Q. Is it true that drinking yerba mate can lower blood pressure and cholesterol?

A. It is true "" in rabbits. I wouldn't count on it doing the same thing for yourself, though.

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