Enjoying a warm cup of coffee or tea is indeed relaxing, and it can provide a great moment of comfort. But according to a new study that SciTechDaily.com tells us about, the consumption of such drinks has been linked to having lower chances of dealing with dementia or stroke.
For the new study, Yuan Zhang along with colleagues from Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin (China), have studied data from more than 360,000 participants from the UK Biobank. These individuals were recruited from 2006 to 2010 and observed until 2020, and they were asked about their intake of coffee and tea. Over the period of the study, over 5,000 of the participants had to deal with dementia, while more than 10,000 developed at least a stroke.
The lowest incidence of stroke or dementia: 2-3 cups of coffee or 3-5 cups of tea
It was found that those individuals who consumed 2-3 cups of coffee every day, 3-5 cups of tea, or even a combination of 4-6 cups of tea and coffee, had the lowest incidence of both dementia and stroke.
Those having a 32% lower risk of stroke and a 28% lower risk of dementia compared to those who consume no tea or coffee at all are those individuals who reported that they had been drinking 2-3 cups of coffee or tea every day.
An official statement of the study says, as quoted by SciTechDaily.com:
Our findings suggested that moderate consumption of coffee and tea separately or in combination were associated with lower risk of stroke and dementia.
Statista.com brings us more interesting data regarding coffee consumption. Therefore, in 2020/2021, about 166.63 million 60 kilogram bags of coffee were consumed across the world. That means a slight increase from the 164 million bags recorded for the previous year.
The new study was published in PLOS Medicine.
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