Drinking (a lot) of tea is good for your health

Whether it is green, black or Oolong, tea is a drink to be preferred. On the NBC News website, Aria Bendix tells us about a new study to come out that brings together 19 other previously published studies to come to this conclusion: tea has many benefits. At more than four cups of tea a day, scientists observed in study subjects a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

The study conducted by Chinese researchers obtained its results from one million subjects spread over eight different countries. In 10 years, the risk of contracting type 2 diabetes would be reduced by 17%. Be careful though, below four cups, the results are much less significant (only 4% risk reduction for diabetes for example). Conversely, the researchers found no increased risk of illness or death for excessive tea drinkers (10 cups per day).

A month earlier, a english study leaned towards the same type of conclusion. Of the 500,000 people followed for almost 12 years, daily tea drinkers (at least 2 cups) had a 9-13% lower mortality rate. According to Dr. Maki Inoue-Choi, who led the research team, this could be due to the presence of antioxidants in the tea. Good news for lovers of tea added with a cloud of milk, it does not alter the positive effects. On the other hand, the consumption of too sweet tea is not recommended.

Scientists don’t have nothing discovered on the side of the reduction of the risk of cancerwhich other studies have suggested in the past.

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