Drinking Tea, Coffee Associated With Lower Risk Of Stroke, Dementia’

A new study by researchers at Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China, has indicated that drinking coffee or tea may be associated with a lower risk of stroke and dementia.

According to the recently published study led by Yuan Zhang, drinking coffee was also associated with a lower risk of post-stroke dementia.

For this study, 365,682 healthy individuals between the ages of 50 and 74 were recruited from the UK Biobank between 2006 and 2010. The participants were under assessment until 2020.

The study published in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine and reported by www.sciencedaily.com stated that at the outset participants self-reported their coffee and tea intake.

Over the study period, 5,079 participants developed dementia, and 10,053 experienced at least one stroke.

At the end of the study in 2020, the researchers found that people who drank 2-3 cups of coffee or 3-5 cups of tea per day, or a combination of 4-6 cups of coffee and tea had the lowest incidence of stroke or dementia.

Individuals who drank 2-3 cups of coffee and 2-3 cups of tea daily had a 32 per cent lower risk of stroke and a 28per cent lower risk of dementia compared with those who drank neither coffee nor tea.

Intake of coffee alone or in combination with tea was also associated with a lower risk of post-stroke dementia, the study said.

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