A new study conducted by a team from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, have shown that tea is healthier for your heart and blood vessels than previously anticipated. Just one Cup of this beverage a day significantly reduces the likelihood of stroke, heart attack and other cardiovascular pathologies
In the new study involved more than 6 thousand men and women of different age, which scientists have observed since 2000. At the beginning of the observation, none of the volunteers did not suffer from any heart disease. Scientists for 11 years documented all cases of heart attacks, strokes, chest pain and other heart problems among the participants. Also volunteers twice with a difference in five years were examined using computer tomography, reports medicalxpress.com.
Observation has shown that tea drinkers are less likely to have problems with the heart and blood vessels. In particular, those who drank at least a Cup of tea a day, usually there was no increase of calcium in the coronary arteries, which may lead to extremely dangerous consequences. The likelihood of stroke, heart attack and other serious heart problems in those who drank tea daily were 35 percent lower than those who did not consume the drink or drank it only occasionally.
While scientists admit that the results of their study may be an alternative explanation — perhaps people who drink tea every day, more emphasis on healthy eating in General, and this, in turn, strengthened their health. Therefore, scientists emphasize that to speak of a direct causal link between drinking tea and reduced risk of heart attack and stroke too early.
The specialists noted that they did not consider, black or green tea drinking the study participants. They also stressed that their work is not sponsored by manufacturers of tea.