Studies that claim that drinking tea daily is good for the heart and prevent depression, has joined other research, which ensures that it could prevent cognitive decline in older adults. The work has been carried out by a group of experts from the school of medicine Yong Loo Lin, of the National University of Singapore, and has been published in the journal The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging.
People who had the gene APOE e4 – related Alzheimer’s – and they took tea daily, 86 per cent reduced risk of cognitive impairment
In the study was analyzed the amount, frequency, and type of tea taken by 957 Chinese inhabitants over the age of 55. Data was collected between 2003 and 2010, every two years, and throughout the process, there were 72 cases diagnosed with neurocognitive disorders. The Teas that most respondents used were made with green tea, black tea and oolong tea.
The results showed that those who took tea regularly had 50 percent less risk of developing cognitive impairment, compared with those who didn’t take it. This percentage even increased to 86% in persons who, in addition to consume tea often had the gene APOE e4, associated with Alzheimer’s.
The tea is infused with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which can protect the brain from vascular problems as well as prevent Neurodegeneration. The antioxidant compounds in tea include the catechins and theaflavins, tearubiginas, L-teaninas. The authors of the research point out that tea is a simple and affordable product that somebody can be included in your lifestyle without any difficulty, improving your health in many ways.
According to the World Health Organization (who) there are 47.5 million people with dementia worldwide, and diagnosed 7.7 billion new of this type of disease cases every year. To cope, researchers encouraged to establish habits of consumption of tea may help reduce those numbers.