Drinking tea might lower your risk of death, according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute collected data from almost half a million adults between 40 and 69 years old. They determined their level of tea consumption and then followed the participants for 14 years. The researchers found that drinking two or more cups of tea each day was associated with a 9 to 13 percent lower risk of death from any cause compared to those who didn’t drink tea. These findings held true for warm vs. cold tea and whether or not the person added milk or sugar to the tea. While this study doesn’t prove a cause-and-effect relationship between tea and lower mortality risk, it does suggest tea can be part of a healthy diet.
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