Drinking tea is good for you, we all know that! The many health benefits have been widely documented over the years but latest research relates specifically to the impact drinking tea can have on dementia. The National University of Singapore released findings on 16th March 2017 regarding the regular consumption of tea as beneficial in protecting against this debilitating disease.
The study, led by Assistant Professor Feng Lei from the Department of Psychological Medicine at National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, found that not only was tea beneficial for keeping cognitive decline at bay, it was even more so for those with a genetic predisposition to the disease.
The longitudinal study involving 957 Chinese seniors aged 55 years or older has found that regular consumption of tea lowers the risk of cognitive decline in the elderly by 50 per cent, while APOE e4 gene carriers who are genetically at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease may experience a reduction in cognitive impairment risk by as much as 86 per cent.
These findings also suggest that all varieties of tea have this positive affect, as long as you brew from the leaves. This is great news! It means that whether you’re a black tea lover, a green tea or oolong lover, your brain function will benefit from each cup!