Rising Milk Tea Addiction Linked to Adolescent Depression

A recent study by Tsinghua University and the Central University of Finance and Economics in China sheds light on the growing addiction to milk tea, a popular beverage in Asia. Surveying 5,281 college students, the research revealed that milk tea addiction is real and associated with mental health issues, notably depression and anxiety. The study showed that nearly half of the participants consumed milk tea at least once a week, and this habit was linked to loneliness and depression. While causation wasn’t established, milk tea may be used by youths as a coping mechanism. The study calls for further investigation and potential regulations to address health concerns.

Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0165032723010820

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