People who regulary consume tea have a 35% lower risk of heart attack, according to a study conducted in the United States.
Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore say that people who drink at least one cup of tea every day have a lower risk of forming dangerous deposits of calcium in the walls of blood vessels near the heart.
In previous research,scientists have linked these deposits with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
The study included information about 6,000 people who were observed over eleven years.
Most of the tested people consumed regulary black or green tea.Scientists say that these results were achieved thanks to flavonoinds content in the teas,that have a very strong antioxidant properties.