2 to 3 cups of coffee and tea per day lowers the risk of stroke and dementia
Moderate consumption of coffee and tea separately or in combination were associated with lower risk of stroke and dementia, a new study of Tianjin Medical University in Tianjin, China, shows.
28% lower risk of dementia and 32% lower risk of stroke
Drinking coffee or tea alone also was associated with lower risk for both conditions, but people who had 2 to 3 cups of coffee and 2 to 3 cups of tea daily -- 4 to 6 cups total -- faired the best, with a 28% lower risk of dementia and 32% lower risk of stroke than those who didn't drink either, according to the study.
The participants' information came from the UK Biobank, a database of anonymous health information from around half a million volunteers in the United Kingdom gathered between 2006 and 2020. The study looked at health participants between ages 50 and 74 who self-reported their consumption of coffee and tea.
Over the course of the study period, 5,079 participants developed dementia and 10,053 experienced at least one str ...
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