Elderly people who regularly drink green tea may stay more agile and independent than their peers as they age, according to a Japanese study.
tea is known to contain antioxidant chemicals that may help ward off
the cell damage that can lead to disease. So researchers have been
studying drink's effect on everything from cholesterol to the risk of
certain cancers - with mixed results.
For this new study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers decided to examine
the question of whether green tea drinkers have a lower risk of frailty
and disability as they grow older.
Tomata of the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine and his
colleagues followed nearly 14,000 adults aged 65 or older for three
found those who drank the most green tea were the least likely to
develop 'functional disability', or problems with daily activities and
basic needs, such as dressing or bathing.
Source - Daily Mail