Guzzling tea may be good for your heart, according to recent research. In a study of 37,514 people, scientists discovered that high and moderate consumption of tea is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.
After following participants for 13 years, researchers determined that subjects who drank more than six cups of tea per day had a 36 percent lower risk of heart disease (compared to those who drank less than one cup of tea daily). Drinking three to six cups of tea per day, meanwhile, was associated with a 45 percent reduced risk of death from heart disease (compared to consumption of less than one cup per day). The researchers also found that tea consumption had no affect on stroke risk.
The study did not include specific information on the type of tea consumed by participants. However, in past research, investigators have found that both green tea and black tea may help protect heart health.