Drinking Tea May Ward Off Cognitive Decline in Senior Adults
Recently, the researchers discovered that drinking tea on a regular basis can more than halve the risk of cognitive decline in senior adults, especially in those with a genetic risk of the Alzheimer’s disease. The research was published in The American Journal of Public Health.
For their study, lead investigator Feng Lei from the Department of Psychological Medicine at National University of Singapore’s (NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and colleagues analyzed data from 957 Chinese adults aged 55 and older. The scientists collected information about tea consumption of the participant between 2003 and 2005. They recorded how much tea the participants drank, how often and what type of tea they drank.
Having analyzed the collected data, the researchers concluded that those who consumed tea on a daily basis had 50% lower risk of cognitive decline, compared to those who drank tea seldom.
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