Monday, January 22, 2007

 

Black tea a healthy brew

`Drinking tea can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, but only if milk is not added to the brew, German scientists have said.

Research has shown tea improves blood flow and the ability of the arteries to relax, but researchers at the Charite Hospital at the University of Berlin in Mitte found milk eliminates the protective effect against cardiovascular disease.

“The beneficial effects of drinking black tea are completely prevented by the addition of milk, said Dr Verena Stangl, a cardiologist at the hospital.’




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