Monday, February 6, 2012

Green Tea Protects Against Functional Disability Linked To Aging

This article, titled Green Tea Protects Against Functional Disability Linked to Aging, by Christian Nordquist in Medical News Today talks about additional benefits of regular green tea drinking.

In this case green tea drinkers have a lower risk of developing functional disability.  The research is out of Japan.
While I drink green tea every day even the authors are cautious about accepting the research. They "...stressed that their study in no way proves that it is just the green tea that protects against functional disability as people age. They also noticed that the heavy green tea drinkers also ate more fruit and vegetables, consumed more fish, were less likely to smoke, had fewer strokes and/or heart attacks, and tended to have a higher level of education. They were also found to have sharper cognitive function."

The article also mentions the many varieties of green teas in Japan.