Drinking three or more cups of tea a day may significantly reduce the chances of having a stroke, scientists claim.
At least three cups of Indian or Chinese tea reduces the risk of a stroke by more than a fifth, according to researchers.
A major study carried out by scientists at the University of California in Los Angeles found that tea could well be a powerful weapon in the fight against strokes.
"By drinking three cups of tea a day, the risk of a stroke was reduced 21 per cent," said Dr Lenore Arab, professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine.
The more you drink, the better your odds of staving off a stroke, the professor added.
"That's why these findings are so exciting," Professor Arab said. "If we can find a way to prevent the stroke, or prevent the damage, that is simple and not toxic, that would be a great advance."
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