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Moderate Coffee, Tea Drinking Lowers Heart Disease Risk
And moderate to high tea consumption cuts risk of dying from the condition, study finds
HealthDay ON Jun 18, 2010 at 4:00PM
FRIDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking coffee or tea in moderation reduces the risk of developing heart disease, and both high and moderate tea drinking reduces the risk of dying from the condition, according to a large-scale study from Dutch researchers.
The study, led by physicians and researchers at the University Medical Center Utrecht, examined data on coffee and tea consumption from 37,514 residents of The Netherlands who were followed for 13 years.
It found that people who had two to four cups a day of coffee had a 20 percent lower risk of heart disease compared to those drinking less than two or more than four cups a day. Moderate coffee intake also slightly -- but not significantly -- reduced the risk of death from heart disease and all causes.
Tea's performance was stronger on both counts. Read more: http://www.ivillage.com/moderate-coffee-tea-drinking-lowers-heart-disease-risk/4-a-212631#ixzz0uKyUcHb0