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Tea consumption and the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality: The China-PAR project

    Tea consumption was associated with reduced risks of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality. These results were obtained in a Chinese prospective cohort study. Using a special questionnaire, 100,902 Chinese people collected information on the frequency and type of tea consumed.  31.6% of the participants consumed tea more than 3 times a day. During a median follow-up of 7.3 years, 3683 atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease events, 1477 atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease deaths, and 5479 all-cause deaths were recorded.

     Compared with never or non-habitual tea drinkers, the hazard ratio and 95% confidence interval among habitual tea drinkers was 0.80 (0.75–0.87), 0.78 (0.69–0.88), and 0.85 (0.79–0.90) for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease incidence, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease mortality, and all-cause mortality, respectively. In addition, habitual tea consumption was associated with greater life expectancy.

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  1. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2047487319894685?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=&utm_campaign=European+Journal+of+Preventive+Cardiology