Research on the antioxidant found in tea and coffee that was fed to worms could lead to the production of foods with health-giving additives or drugs to intervene in the ageing process. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Research on the antioxidant found in tea and coffee that was fed to worms could lead to the production of foods with health-giving additives or drugs to intervene in the ageing process. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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How a humble cuppa could help us to live longer

An antioxidant found in tea and coffee extended the life of a worm that ages like humans by 25 per cent, say Chinese scientists

Research on the antioxidant found in tea and coffee that was fed to worms could lead to the production of foods with health-giving additives or drugs to intervene in the ageing process. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Research on the antioxidant found in tea and coffee that was fed to worms could lead to the production of foods with health-giving additives or drugs to intervene in the ageing process. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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