Green tea reduces major health incidences

Doctors said that earlier studies suggest green tea may lower chances of disabling diseases such as stroke, cognitive impairment, and osteoporosis, but that no trials have tested this directly.

In one study, researchers measured green tea in the diets of 13,988 Japanese adults, aged at least 65. After three years of follow-up, doctors found that, compared to those who drank less than one cup of green tea per day, those who drank one to two cups of green tea per day were 10 percent less likely to have had a health incident that caused a functional disability. For those who drank five cups of green tea per day, chances of functional disability were 33 percent lower. While too much caffeine is not good, green tea appears to significantly lower the incidence of functional disability, doctors concluded.

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