Green Tea Linked to Lower Cognitive Decline

A new Japanese study found that drinking green tea may lower the risk of dementia and cognitive decline among seniors. It looked at tea and coffee consumption of 723 people over 60 and found that those who drank green tea 1-6 days a week or every day were at lower risk of dementia and scored higher in a follow-up survey analyzing thinking and memory capacity. Scientists believe that neuroprotective antioxidants such as epigallocatechin 3-gallate, myricetin and ascorbic acid may be responsible for the results. No beneficial effects were noted for coffee or black tea, although some researchers caution not to dismiss them from the conversation on mental decline just yet.

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