Drinking Tea Linked to Health Benefits, Lower Risk of Dying
Drinking tea has several reported health benefits, but most studies have been conducted in regions where green tea predominates. New data from Britain — where there is a strong tradition of 'afternoon tea' — now shows that black tea is also associated with health benefits. The findings come from a prospective study of nearly 500,000 participants in the UK Biobank cohort, among who drinking black tea was common. They suggest that drinking black tea may be associated with a moderately lower of dying, and the risk was lowest among those drinking two or more cups of tea per day.
@samrat After multivariate adjustment, the hazard ratios (HR) for death among tea drinkers, compared with no tea intake, were similar across intake levels: 0.95 for daily intake of up to 1 cup, 0.87 for 2-3 cups, 0.88 for 4-5 cups, 0.88 for 6-7 cups, 0.91 for 8-9 cups, and 0.89 for 10 or more cups.