Stroke RiskNumerous advantages of a regular tea consumption are well known, at that, all common types of tea, including black tea, green tea, or white tea, are considered very healthy and therapeutic. First of all, all these types of tea are scientifically proven to play a role of great natural sources of antioxidants and flavonoids, miraculous natural substances which can slow down negative effects linked to oxydative stress and free radicals, this way preventing all sorts of degeneration and aging of our tissue cells, including such serious condition as cancer. Tea is considered excellent natural diuretic, a natural weight loss support and an effective remedy to support our energy levels high. Recently, organic green tea has been reported to be an excellent natural remedy for preventing Parkinson’s disease and other similar disorders. That is why tea has earned its place among the top 10 healthiest foods in modern world. Take a minute to read more about health benefits of green tea, amazing therapeutic benefits of white tea, and the effects of caffeine in tea.

It is impossible to count how many studies have proven significance of tea health effects. These days, the findings of one more of those were presented by a group of Swedish scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm which state the links between regular black tea consumption and risk of stroke. According to the Swedish researchers, drinking 4 cups of black tea a day can assist in reducing stroke risk, regardless of the influence of major stroke risk factors. Swedish scientists underline that currently, back tea is the type of tea that is consumed the most in the United Kingdom, and using high quality English black tea is an excellent way to lower our stroke risk for about 21 per cent. Risk of strokeAt that, the scientists are convinced that consuming less than 4 cups will not bring to any good result and will not help us prevent the condition linked to a brain blood clot formation, blocking blood circulation to brain and causing serious health problems which sometimes can be lethal.

The reported study was quite a massive and lasting scientific work, and in order to research the effects of what we eat on our stroke risk, Swedish scientists analyzed the data collected for over 15 years on over 75,000 modern Swedish people, women and men. All of those have joined the study as volunteers and were aware about the objectives of the research. For the period of time since 1997, they were asked to record their diet and the main health highlights of their life. By the year 2007, it turned out that about 4,000 of the participants suffered from a stroke, mainly ischemic stroke. Once the scientists analyzed the effects of diet and other important stroke risk factors, it became apparent that such issue as black tea consumption can assist in decreasing stroke risk and helping us prevent this terrible disease. Swedish scientists are convinced that drinking 4-5 cups of black tea a day can have more significant positive effects than giving up smoking or suffering from elevated blood pressure.

Daily consumption of one to three cups a day was not associated with stroke risk. But men and women who consumed four cups or more a day had a 21 per cent lower risk of stroke compared with those who never drank tea,’ the scientists wrote in the report. It is interesting that despite increasing consumption of tea in modern UK, the number of people suffering from stroke has been also increasing. It is estimated that in our times, over 100,000 Britons a year are diagnosed by this serious condition linked to brain blood clot formation. Every day about 200 people in our country die due to strokes or a condition related to stroke making it the third most deadly disease of our times, following heart disease and cancer. Besides, the expenses on treating and looking after those patients who survived a stroke takes about 2.5 billion British pounds. There are two common types of strokes, ischemic strokes (a condition when a clot arrives to the brain and blocks its blood supply) and haemorrhagic strokes (a condition when a clot bursts in the brain that results in bleeding and potentially fatal condition).

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.


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