Tea and memory over age 55
Most people fear that growing older can reduce their ability to think, causing personal and social problems.
Now, new research suggests that the lifestyle habit of drinking tea daily could improve mental functioning in people over the age of 55.
The Singapore Longitudinal Aging Study followed 716 Chinese adults who are more than 55 years old.
Scientists tested their mental functioning including
All tea drinkers showed improved mental functioning
The habit of drinking black, oolong, and green tea were all associated with significantly improved performances in all tested categories of mental functioning.
Coffee consumption was not associated with any improvements (Feng L et al, Cognitive function and tea consumption in community dwelling older chinese in Singapore, Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging, July 2010).
More health info with free subscription to the Green Tea Health Newsletter here:
This page last updated by Sharon Jones.
Subscribe now and don't miss a single issue.
Find out more!