High blood pressure: The breakfast drink that could slash the risk of hypertension by 65%

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The study, which was published in the Archives of Internal medicine, drew on data gathered from a total of 1,507 Chinese men and women living in Taiwan.

All participants were required to provide information about their tea-drinking habits, which the scientists used to calculate the average tea consumption per day.

The researchers noted that drinking at least half a cup of tea a day was important to reap blood-pressure-lowering effects.

They noted: “Non-habitual tea drinkers were at higher risk of developing hypertension than habitual tea drinkers, and there was a progressive reduction in risk associated with higher levels of tea consumption in daily intake.

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