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Tea consumption reduces cognitive impairment in older adults by 44-63%
Friday, August 22, 2008 6:12 am Email this article
Drinking tea lowered the risk of cognitive impairment by in Chinese adults 55 or older by 44 percent in those who drank a low amount of tea, by 55 percent in those who drank a medium amount of tea, and 63 percent for those who drank a high amount of tea compared to those who drink no tea according to a study from the University of Singapore.
The tea consumed in the area studied was mostly black tea (fully fermented tea) and oolong tea (partially fermented tea).
No association was found between coffee and cognitive impairment.
I include this article because drinking tea may help to maintain a lower body weight. This is just one more reason to drink tea -- green tea, oolong tea or black tea, whatever you like. Low, Medium and High Tea Consumption
Low, medium and high defined: 1-2 cups per day, 3-9 cups per day, 10 or more cups per day
Low tea consumption was drinking from 1 cup per week to 2 cups per day.
Medium tea consumption was defined as drinking 3-9 cups per day.
High tea consumption was defined as drinking 10 or more cups per day.
Ng T, Feng L, Niti M, Kua EH, Yap KB. Tea consumption and cognitive impairment and decline in older chinese adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Jul, 88(1):224-31.
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Gerontological Research Programme and the Department of Psychological Medicine
University of Singapore
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