Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tea May Help Lower Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Risks

According the The Canadian Press:

TORONTO -- 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 data 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, D.C.

The body of research shows that tea likely directly impacts brain health by maintaining brain cell function and by 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.

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