A new study indicates that tea slows the aging process in humans

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Lifestyle changes can slow aging and prevent related diseases, but it seems that drinking tea can also help.
Drinking three cups of tea regularly could delay aging, suggests a study published in the British medical journal The Lancet. Researchers at China's Sichuan University discovered that certain chemical compounds in tea, called polyphenols, contribute to this effect.
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Drinking three cups of tea regularly could delay aging, suggests a study published in the British medical journal The Lancet. Researchers at China's Sichuan University discovered that certain chemical compounds in tea, called polyphenols, contribute to this effect.
The scientists examined data from a 8,000 Chinese people between 30 and 79 years old and about 6,000 British volunteers between 37 and 73 years old. They collected data on the volunteers' food consumption patterns and asked them to write down the amount of tea they consumed.
The study team also measured participants' blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and body fat percentage. They used this data to assess the apparent age of the respondents.
 
Researchers found that individuals who drink tea regularly tend to experience a slower biological aging process. The phenomenon was attributed to the polyphenols, a special tea compound derived from plants. Polyphenols are known for their ability to combat aging by reduce inflammation and have detoxifying effects.
 
However, the researchers noted that your study It was observational and could not confirm whether tea consumption was directly linked to slower aging. At the same time, they observed that participants who stopped drinking tea seemed to age faster.
 
The study did not investigate whether certain varieties of tea were more effective than others in slowing aging, and found no significant differences between tea drinkers from China and UK. The temperature of the tea also had no effect, and the researchers did not ask about the size of the tea cups used.
 
With information from Sputnik
Octavio Alonso