Published on February 5th, 2012 | by No Artificial3
Green Tea Reduce Disability In The Elderly
Elderly adults who regularly drink green tea may stay more mobile and independent and have a higher quality of life, overall.
Over the past years, a lot of research has been done to analyze the health benefits of green tea. As a result, scientists have found that regular consumption of today’s most popular tea in the world, may reduce the risk of cancer, heart attack and stroke.
According to a new study by Japanese researchers, elderly adults who regularly drink green tea may stay more mobile and independent and have a higher quality of life, overall. Project was undertaken by a team from Tokyo’s Graduate School of Medicine, and they have found that adults 65 years and older who drank at least five cups of green tea we per day were the least likely to develop “functional disability” (problems with daily activities) over the next three years.
The authors wrote: “Green tea consumption is significantly associated with a lower risk of incident functional disability, even after adjustment for possible confounding factors.”
Since green tea is made from unfermented leaves and reportedly contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants – particularly a compound known as EGCG (Epigallocatechin-3-gallate) – it may prevent cell damage that can lead to disability risk.
The study was published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition