Can Tea Help You Live Longer?

Grant Boone
January 11, 2020

Pop on the kettle and pour us a cuppa, because drinking tea at least three times a week could be linked with a longer and healthier life, suggests new research.

"In our study population, 49% of habitual tea drinkers consumed green tea most frequently, while only 8% preferred black tea", Dr. Dongfeng Gu, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, a senior author on the study, said in a press release. Researchers followed up with them after a seven-year period.

In contrast with by no means or non-habitual tea drinkers, routine tea shoppers had a 20 per cent decrease danger of incident coronary heart illness and stroke, 22 per cent decrease danger of deadly coronary heart illness and stroke, and 15 per cent decreased danger of all-cause demise.

Regular tea drinkers who kept up their habit in both surveys were nearly 40 per cent less likely to have incident heart disease and stroke, 56 per cent less likely to suffer a fatal heart disease and stroke and had 29 per cent lower risk of all-cause death compared with consistent never or non-habitual tea drinkers. This difference in the benefits that you can get from varying types of teas is because of the difference in their making and ingredients.

Middleton and colleagues, in a 2018 study, found that a flavonoid molecule in green tea (called epigallocatechin-3-gallate) dissolves plaque that can form in blood vessels, which unchecked can lead to heart attack or stroke.

Tea is one of the most popular beverages globally. Participants who often drank tea for at least eight years appeared to benefit from a 29 percent decreased risk of dying, a 39 percent reduction in the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and stroke, and a 56 percent lower chance of dying from those diseases. Increasing your tea consumption just might be the answer! "Thus, frequent tea intake over an extended period may be necessary for the cardioprotective effect", said Gu. Why a brew is good for you The proposed health benefits of drinking tea are an interesting topic that, in the past, "stirred" the scientific community. They said that drinking green tea was linked with approximately 25% lower risks for incident heart disease and stroke, fatal heart disease and stroke, and all-cause death.

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Still, by drinking your tea black, you may still receive positive health effects, or even better swap a few out for green to guarantee the benefits.

Ray further cautioned that the consistent tea drinkers in the study tended to be older men who were heavy smokers and heavy drinkers.

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences looked into the medical data of more than 100,000 Chinese residents.

In keeping with the researchers, two components could also be at play.

That's according to a new study recently concluded by researchers with the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and published Thursday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. "The favorable health effects are the most robust for green tea and for long-term habitual tea drinkers". In black tea, it is fully fermented so may lose some effects and adding milk could also counteract the favourable health effects. Secondly, women had much lower incidence of, and mortality from, heart disease and stroke.

These numbers pointed to a link between greater levels of tea consumption and reduced risks of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.

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