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Drinking tea may offer great health benefits

Many people enjoy either a refreshing glass of iced tea year or steaming hot cup tea. 

If you don't enjoy tea as a beverage then you might want to consider adding it to your drink list because of its potential health benefits.

A study was recently published in Annals of Internal Medicine that

highlighted the health benefits tea drinkers apparently enjoy. Tea does have anti-inflammatory properties. U.S. National Cancer Institute researchers asked about the black tea drinking habits of almost 500,000 adults in the United Kingdom, and then followed them for up to 14 years. 

Researchers found that tea drinkers who consumed two or more cups of tea on a daily basis were 9 to 13% less likely to die from any cause compared to non-tea drinkers. Whether or not the tea was hot or cold or had added sugar or milk had no impact on the results.

While a simple observational study such as this cannot prove cause and effect, it does give researchers pause to consider whether tea does provide additional health benefits or is it something else that tea drinkers are doing that provides the benefit.

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