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Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing have shown in a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology that hot tea drinkers are much less likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those who never drink it . The benefits associated with tea consumption were more pronounced among green tea drinkers than among those who drank black tea. And in those who have been drinking tea for a long time and regularly.
The benefits were also more remarkable in men than in women.
The research team analyzed data from more than 100,000 Chinese people without a history of heart attack, stroke or cancer and divided them into two groups. Those who drank tea three or more times a week, and those who never or rarely drank tea.
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After studying participants for seven years, the researchers found that the data showed that regular tea drinkers were 20% less likely to have heart disease and stroke, and 22% lower risk. die from heart disease or stroke.
The lead author of the study, Dr. Dongfeng Gu, said that regular consumption of tea, especially green tea, helps the body produce a "cardioprotective effect" due to the high levels of bioactive compounds in the beverage.
"We have found that the protective effects of habitual tea consumption are very pronounced and powerful in different results in men, but only modest in women," he added, noting that women in China are more likely to drink herbal teas made from rosebuds or lotus leaves.
Although green tea and black tea come from the same plant, green tea contains a richer source of flavanoids, especially the polyphenols in tea, and these bioactive compounds could be protective against cardiovascular disease.
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