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Britons Drinking a Few Cuppas a Day See Lower Death Risk

  • Study tracks nearly half a million people over 14 years
  • Lower mortality threat holds among people who add milk, sugar
The UK study found that the lower mortality risk with higher tea consumption still holds among people who add milk and sugar into their tea and regardless of people’s ability to break down caffeine.

The UK study found that the lower mortality risk with higher tea consumption still holds among people who add milk and sugar into their tea and regardless of people’s ability to break down caffeine.

Photographer: Rob Dawson/Bloomberg

Britons who drink several cups of English breakfast or Earl Grey tea a day tend to see lower risk of death compared to those who hardly drink the beverage, research published on Monday found. 

The observational study, conducted by following nearly half a million people in the UK for 14 years, shows that people drinking two cups or more of black tea have seen a lower risk of death. Higher tea uptake is also associated with lower risks of cardiovascular disease and stroke, according to the study funded by the National Cancer Institute.