Drinking tea could extend your life
Drinking tea at least three times a week could be linked with a longer and healthier life, say scientists.
According to research ‘habitual’ consumption is associated with lower risks of cardiovascular disease and death. But green tea appears to have more health benefits.
More than 100,000 people in China took part in a study over 7 years. They were divided between those drinking tea three or more times a week, and those who never or rarely drank it. The research, published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology, suggests a 50 year old habitual tea drinker would live 1.26 years longer than someone who never or seldom drinks tea. It suggested tea drinkers had a 22 per cent lower risk of fatal heart disease and stroke and a 15 per cent decreased risk of all cause death.