Drinking Tea May Boost Cognition and Ward Off Dementia, Singapore Study Suggests

Drinking Tea May Boost Cognition and Ward Off Dementia, Singapore Study Suggests
Drinking tea may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other neurocognitive ailments, concludes a study that followed elderly adults in Singapore. Since objectively measurable markers of tea consumption are now available, researchers at the National University of Singapore urge more efforts to examine the individual compounds in tea responsible for this effect. Their study, "Tea consumption reduces the incidence of neurocognitive disorders: Findings from the Singapore longitudinal aging study," appeared in The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. Earlier research has shown that drinking tea leads to better cognitive measures and a lower risk of cognitive decline. But so far, studies have not found any link between tea consumption and lower rates of Alzheimer’s or other cognitive disease. The researchers, using information from the Singapore Longitudinal Aging Study — which follows healthy older adults over time — noted that 69 percent of the study's 957 participants were regular tea drinkers. The team collected data on tea consumption from 2003 to 2005, and the rate of new dementia cases between 2006 and 2010, a period that saw 72 new diagnoses. Tea intake was linked to higher cognitive scores and a lower risk of neurocognitive disease. Green, black and oolong tea were all equally likely to reduce that risk. Moreover, those who did get sick tended to be older, with less schooling, more heart disease and less frequent social and productive activities. Yet the other risk factors had no influence on the li
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  1. Zachary Yim says:

    What about coffee drinkers? Is there any difference between drinking at different times of the day/night? How much? Minimal level of tea intake?

  2. ryan carty says:

    I don’t believe coffee has the same neuroprotective properties as tea does yes it has good polyphenols which is a strong antioxidant but I think that’s it. I believe the actual tea leaves have the neuroprotective properties in them that’s why they say the leaves are better than the tea bags. Also the more tea you drink the higher protection you get from it.

  3. ryan carty says:

    BTW they recently discovered that actinobacteria is what’s causing Alzheimer’s disease they did autopsies on deceased patient’s brains for research and found numerous strains of the bacteria which caused them to get the disease. I have whipple’s disease which is the same exact bacteria t. whipplei, actinobacteria, and actinomycetes are all the same thing. When they find a cure for actinobacteria then it will be a cure for many, many different diseases. This I’m certain of I was a respiratory therapist for 10 yes in Philadelphia where I also taught clinical before this sickness took hold of me.

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