Research Shows , the Health Benefits , of Drinking Tea .
NBC reports that mounting evidence suggests that consuming several cups of tea a day can come with numerous health benefits.
According to research on the subject, those benefits include a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and overall mortality.
The results of the research suggest that drinking at least four cups of black, green or Oolong tea lowered the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 17% over a decade.
Our results are exciting because they suggest that people can do something as simple as drinking four cups of tea a day to potentially lessen their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Xiaying Li, Researcher at Wuhan University of Science and Technology, via NBC.
Last month, another study found that drinking two or more cups of black tea lowered the risk of death by 9% to 13% over a 14-year period.
We think our findings will be very reassuring to people who are already drinking tea, Dr. Maki Inoue-Choi, Staff scientist at the National Cancer Institute, via NBC.
NBC reports that the health benefits of tea may come from polyphenols, compounds found naturally in plants that are a source of antioxidants.
These compounds may decrease inflammation and oxidative stress in the body, and in turn that possibly lowers the risk of developing certain health conditions such as heart disease, Dr. Maki Inoue-Choi, Staff scientist at the National Cancer Institute, via NBC.
Catechins, the dominant polyphenol found in green tea, help protect cells from damage and may help ward off disease.
However, NBC points out that the study did not find any association between drinking tea and a reduced risk of death from cancer.