Chinese scientists for a decade conducted studies in which they observed over 500,000. people who drank coffee and tea every day. The results are surprising – it turns out that the subjects were less likely to experience strokes and the development of dementia. The research was published in the journal PLoS Medicine.
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Drinking coffee and tea. How does it affect the body?
1. Drinking coffee and tea. How does it affect the body?
Drinking two cups of coffee and tea a day can reduce the risk of stroke and dementia, argue Chinese researchers. Researchers at the Tianjin Medical University have been monitoring 500,000 people for over a decade. British by monitoring their health. The age range of the participants is 50-74 years.
– People who drank 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day and 2 to 3 cups of tea a day recorded 32 percent. lower risk of ischemic stroke and 28 percent. lower risk of dementia – comments Dr. Bartosz Fiałek in social media.
People who drank 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day and 2 to 3 cups of tea a day recorded 32 percent. LOWER RISK of ischemic stroke and 28% LOWER RISK of dementia. pic.twitter.com/BfphekL90k
– Bartosz Fiałek (@bfialek) November 20, 2021
Drinking only coffee or tea also had some benefits, even if the adults only consumed one cup of the drink a day.
‘Our findings suggested that moderate consumption of coffee and tea alone or in combination was associated with a lower risk of stroke and dementia,’ admitted a team of researchers led by Dr. Yuan Zhang.
In turn, Dr. Charlotte Mills, an expert in nutritional science at Reading University, said the findings were “consistent” with other studies that looked at the benefits of drinking coffee and tea. However, she added that it was possible that other factors were at work here.
Scientists in China have not been able to explain why coffee and tea can reduce the risk of strokes and dementia. However, some experts point to polyphenols present in hot drinks, (which are also found in blueberries and cocoa), which may reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.
In Poland, on average, someone experiences a stroke every 8 minutes. As the statistics show, it is about 100,000 a year. people.
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