10 January 2013
Brits have the right idea!
We are known as a nation of tea drinkers, getting through 165 million cups every day, and according to a new study we may have the right idea. Results showed that drinking four cups of tea a day can reduce the risk of stroke by 20%.
The study was conducted by scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm on almost 75,000 adults over a ten year period. Tea drinking habits were monitored and over this time 4,000 participants suffered a stroke.
Results showed that drinking at least 4 cups of black tea day reduced the risk but a fifth, however, drinking any less than this had no beneficial effect.
Researchers commented, “‘Tea is thought to have beneficial effects on cardiovascular risk because of its flavonoid content. Daily consumption of one to three cups a day was not associated with stroke risk. But men and women who consumed four cups or more a day had a 21 per cent lower risk compared with those who never drank tea.”