Green tea helps elderly stay more agile

Elderly people who regularly drink green tea may stay more agile and independent than their peers as they age, according to a Japanese study.
Green 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.    
Yasutake Tomata of the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine and his colleagues followed nearly 14,000 adults aged 65 or older for three years.  They 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

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