Found an unexpected benefit of hot tea

Found an unexpected benefit of hot tea

American scientists have shown that daily consumption of hot tea is associated with a decline of 74 percent chance of developing glaucoma compared to other soft drinks. A study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

Drinking coffee (with caffeine), iced tea, tea, decaf and soft drinks, in turn, had nothing to do with the risk of developing glaucoma. After accounting for the influence of diabetes and Smoking on the development of the disease the authors found that daily consumption of hot tea it was associated with a lower risk of glaucoma.

During a national survey conducted in 2017, 1 678 people completed a full eye examination, 84 of them (five percent) the symptoms of glaucoma. Survey participants were asked questions about how often and in what quantities over the past year they had consumed caffeinated and non.

In June 2016 the International Agency for research on cancer at the world health organization (who) recognized the use of excessively hot drinks (e.g. coffee and tea) are hazardous to health.

Glaucoma is due to intraocular pressure that damages the optic nerve. The disease is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Glaucoma was detected in 57.5 million, it is expected that by 2020 this number will grow to 65.5 million.