Sunday, February 22, 2009

Drink Tea to Reduce Stroke Risk

Today, saw an article in TO

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I which states that drinking Tea reduces Stroke Risk by 21%. So go ahead add Tea to your daily routine and Cheer!

Here is the report published:

... good news for tea-lovers: having three or more cups of the drink everyday can cut the risk of stroke, says a new study.

According to Lenore Arab, professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, drinking the beverage can reduce the threat by as much as 21%.

UCLA boffins observed that the result was obtained in tea made from the plant Camellia sinensis and not from herbs. It was contemplated that anti-oxidant epigallocatechin gallate or the amino acid Theanine in teas may be what leads to the reduced risks.

"By drinking three cups of tea a day, the risk of a stroke was reduced 21%," the New York Daily News quoted Arab as saying. "That's why these findings are so exciting. If we can find a way to prevent the stroke, or prevent the damage, that is simple and not toxic, that would be a great advance," he added.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! I always knew Tea was good for you because of it's anti-oxidants, but this is an incredible finding.
    We'll be sure to continue with our Tea and eventually replace the coffee. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers to Tea! :-)

    Many Blessings....
    Roxanne and Hugo ~ Believe Achieve