Drinking Hot Tea May Protect Against Glaucoma

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Drinking Hot Tea May Protect Against Glaucoma

Hot tea may help protect against glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness.

We already know that drinking tea may lower your risk of cognitive decline, heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

Now, in a study released Thursday in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, researchers found a strong link between people drinking hot tea daily and lower odds of developing glaucoma. That disease of the eye’s optic nerve affects some 3 million Americans and is a leading cause of blindness.

In the study, researchers from UCLA reviewed extensive health and diet questionnaires from 1,678 men and women who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Among those who consumed at least one cup of hot tea per day, the odds of having glaucoma were 74 percent lower than those of non-tea drinkers.

“Evidence has shown that the antioxidants in tea are associated with lowered heart disease risk factors and possibly cancer,” says Amy Keating, R.D., a Consumer Reports dietitian. “These new findings might show yet another connection to better health.”

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