Epidemiology Relationships between black tea consumption and key health indicators in the world: an ecological study

BMJ: 11/8/12

Objectives The aim of this study was to investigate potential statistical relationships between black tea consumption and key health indicators in the world. The research question is: Does tea consumption is correlated with one or more epidemiological indicators?

Design Ecological study using a systematic data-mining approach in which the unit of the analysis is a population of one country.

Setting Six variables, black tea consumption data and prevalence data of respiratory diseases, infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, have been studied at a global level. Read more