Dutch study finds that black tea protects against heart disease
According to a study published in the October 10, 1999 issue of Archives
of Internal Medicine, consumption of one to two cups of tea daily
is associated with a 46 percent lower risk of heart disease. Risk was
reduced by 69 percent when individuals consumed four cups of tea per
day. The study involved 3,454 people in the Netherlands who were free
from cardiovascular disease. Researchers are not certain why the cardio-protective
effects were more visible in women than in men. These findings lend
further support to a study conducted earlier this year which found a
44 percent lower risk of heart attack in those who drank a cup or more
of tea daily.
Reuters, October 10, 1999.Dutch study finds that black tea protects
against heart disease
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