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Ensure your heart health with a cup of tea a day

“A study by American researchers found that people who drank a cup of tea daily were 35 percent less likely to experience a heart attack or other major cardiovascular event during their lifetime.”

“Dr. Elliott Miller and his team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA, have discovered that drinking tea can protect the heart,” Asr Iran quoted Relax News as saying. Just one cup of tea a day – green or black – can be enough to enjoy the benefits of this drink.

The researchers followed 600 men and women in perfect health with no history of heart disease for 15 years. During this time, researchers identified volunteers who had a heart attack, stroke, or chest pain or died of heart disease. They also measured calcium deposition in the volunteers’ blood vessels over a five-year period and compared them to previous levels.

The results showed that people who drank tea – one to three cups a day – were 35 percent less likely to develop heart disease than other volunteers. They also had lower levels of calcium deposits in their arteries.

While it’s too early for researchers to make a direct link between drinking tea and not having heart disease, they have considered the drink’s natural protective properties. This condition can be caused by the flavonoids in tea, which are a type of antioxidant that can support heart health.

Another theory is that people who drink tea can have a healthier lifestyle in general. “Along with factors such as a healthy diet and exercise, drinking tea can play a positive role in preventing heart disease.”

Source: ISNA

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