Drinking moderate amounts of tea reduces the risk of dangerous arrhythmias in heart attack survivors

February 16, 2007

Drinking tea is linked with a decrease in the risk of dying in heart attack (acute myocardial infarction) survivors. Scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Harvard School of Public Health enrolled 3882 heart attack survivors in this study between the years 1989 and 1996. They were admitted into the study within four days of admission to the hospital. It was found that heart attack survivors who drank tea had a lower risk of ventricular arrhythmias. Drinking a lot of coffee obviously slightly increased the risk (too much caffeine). The study is published in the December 2006 issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.