Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Can tea ward off Alzheimers?

New scientific research suggests that drinking tea may lower an individual's risk of developing dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.  This and other new research that suggests drinking tea may improve and maintain brain health and function was presented at the recent Fourth International Scientific Symposium on Tea and Human Health in Washington.  The body of research shows that tea probably directly impacts brain health by maintaining cell function and assisting in the repair of damaged cells, says Carol Greenwood, a professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Toronto.  "Drinking tea may further help because it reduces the risk of developing other disorders which increase the risk of cognitive decline and dementia," she says.

Source:  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071016.LWTEA16/TPStory/Life

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