New research has revealed that regular tea drinkers could slash their risk of developing dementia by half.
Further, those carrying the ‘dementia gene’ could see as much as a 86% reduction in risk.
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The study, conducted at the National University of Singapore and published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, found that regularly drinking tea can prevent the build up of ‘toxic clumps’ in the brain which contribute to the development of dementia.
Tea leaves have been proven to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits which are important to maintaining brain health.
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Better yet, there is no distinction made between green or black tea. It’s all good as long as tea leaves are involved.
Dr Feng Lei says: ‘The data from our study suggests that a simple and inexpensive lifestyle measure such as daily tea drinking can reduce a person’s risk of developing neurocognitive disorders in late life.
'Our findings have important implications for dementia prevention.’
Coffee has also been linked to a reduced risk of dementia, as it also boasts high levels of antioxidants.