London: A study for 13 years from the Netherlands have found that by drinking a few cups of tea or coffee a day may protect you against heart disease. A study of 40,000 people found that those who drank more than six cups of tea a day showed a reduction in the risk of heart disease. This adds to evidence of the health benefits of the most popular hot beverage.
Consuming between two to four cankir of coffee per day was also associated with a reduced risk of heart attack. While the protective effect stops with more than four cups of coffee a day, even those who drank this much tend to prevent heart disease including stroke and cancer, than those who never drink coffee or tea at all.
Coffee has properties to potentially improve cholesterol, but also the fight against inflammatory damage associated with heart disease. There are conflicting reports as to whether milk substantially affects the polyphenols believed to be the most beneficial substances in tea. A report from the journal of the American Heart Foundation found that people who drank two to four cups of coffee or tea can lower 20% risk of diseases that can attack the body.
Basically, this is good news for those who like to drink tea and coffee. These drinks appear to offer benefits to the heart without increasing the risk of death from other diseases, said Professor Yvonne van der Schouw, the lead researcher.
Ellen Mason, Senior Nurse at the British Heart Foundation, said this study adds to evidence enough that drinking tea and coffee in fact harmless to most people, it can even reduce the risk or died of heart disease.
Keep in mind that a healthy lifestyle as a whole is very important to keep your heart health in peak condition. Meninum smoke cigarettes while the coffee is not at all helpful, while drinking lots of tea in front of the television for hours on end without exercising is unlikely be able to protect the heart completely, thus the study suggests. (BBC / DES / AYB)