A small study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology reveals that enjoying “a spot of tea” may help lower your risk of developing glaucoma by 74 percent, Reader's Digest reports.
Researchers reviewed data from health and diet questionnaires of 1,678 people who participated in a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in the United States. Participants were asked about their caffeinated and decaffeinated drinking habits over a 12-month period.
When comparing the data for those who drank caffeinated tea daily to those who did not, it turned out the daily tea drinkers had a lower risk of developing the disease. However, there were no benefits to consuming iced tea, decaffeinated tea, coffee, or soda.
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