Studies Show Drinking Tea May Benefit Health

The health benefits associated with drinking tea include reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, dementia, and diabetes. But, though the antioxidant-rich beverage shows promise, more study is needed in order to prove the staggering number of claimed benefits, which include everything from reducing cavities to curing depression. David L. Katz, MD, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, told health.com that the science is promising but the hype surrounding tea’s numerous health benefits tends to make promises that the science can’t yet deliver. Still, drinking one to four cups of black or green tea has been linked to a lowered risk of Parkinson’s disease and a Japanese study tied drinking five or more cups with a 26 percent reduction in death from heart attack or stroke. More here.

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