A pleasant heat cup of tea a day would possibly hold glaucoma at bay, in accordance with new analysis revealed within the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Threat of growing Glaucoma — one of many main causes of blindness world wide that at the moment impacts practically 58 million folks — is likely to be lowered by consuming scorching tea day by day. The illness causes fluid to construct up inside the attention that places stress onto the optic nerve.
Earlier analysis mentioned that caffeine would possibly stop this accumulation however the brand new findings confirmed that consuming decaffeinated and caffeinated espresso, decaffeinated tea, iced tea and caffeinated sodas had no impact on glaucoma danger.
Within the new examine, researchers appeared on the Nationwide Well being and Vitamin Examination Survey for the 2005-2006 12 months of 10,000 adults and youngsters. The information is from interviews with the sufferers, their bodily exams and blood exams. That particular 12 months additionally included eye exams for glaucoma in 1678 adults and confirmed that about 5% (84) had the illness.
These sufferers have been requested what number of caffeinated and decaffeinated drinks they consumed throughout that 12 months and the way typically. The outcomes of the questionnaire confirmed that those that drank scorching tea day by day have been 74% much less prone to develop glaucoma than their friends who did not.
Tea accommodates anti-inflammatories, neuroprotective chemical substances and antioxidants which have been long-established to decrease the danger of coronary heart illness, most cancers and diabetes, the researchers mentioned. However additional examine is required to find out if different elements like the scale of the cup, kind of tea and size of brew time affect the outcomes.