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

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

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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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