To Your Health
Share |

Tea: It Does a Body Good

It's no secret that tea is good for you: Drinking tea is known to help prevent heart disease and cancer. Tea also contains high amounts of caffeine, flavonoids, phytoestrogens, and fluoride -- all compounds suspected of exerting influence on bone mineral density (BMD).

Low bone density can increase a person's risk for broken bones.

The authors of a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine wanted to evaluate the effects of tea on bone strength. They questioned over 1,000 Taiwanese individuals about how much tea they drank and how long they had been regular tea drinkers. Bone scans were used to measure BMD in the spine, hip, and total skeleton of the individuals, who were all age 30 or older.

Drinking tea regularly for 6-10 years was associated with higher BMD in the spine, and drinking tea for over 10 years was associated with a higher BMD at all measurement sites. The amount of tea consumed per day or week was not significantly linked to bone density -- only the duration. Half of all the people studied were habitual tea drinkers.

Tea comes in different forms: green (unfermented), oolong (partially fermented), or black (fermented) tea; all three types were similarly related to BMD in this study. Consider drinking any form of tea instead of other less-healthy beverages like soft drinks and coffee.

Reference:

Wu CH, Yang YC, Yao WJ, et al. Epidemiological evidence of increased bone mineral density in habitual tea drinkers. Archives of Internal Medicine 2002:162(9), pp. 1001-1006.

For more information on good nutrition, go to http://www.chiroweb.com/find/archives/nutrition.



 




Generic Viagra Lowest Prices Pfizer Drugs Viagra No Prescription Order Viagra Online Viagra Non Prescription Deal Sale Prescription Viagra Uk Online Levitra Reviews Viagra Oysters In Australia Viagra Price Australia Cialis Pill Color Generic Viagra Canada Buy Cheap Viagra Viagra Katelaris P Viagra Australia Cheap Levitra Prescription Or Not Viagra Levitra Usual Dosage Buy Tadalafil Cialis Online Viagra And Daibetes Viagra Tablets Uk Viagra Online From Us Pharmacys Generic Money Viagra Cialis And Priligy Next Dat Delivery Generic Viagra Vigora 5000 Effect Viagra Drug Interactions Online Levitra Tablet Viagra Buy Online Levitra Drug Interaction Walgreen Viagra Per Pill Viagra Online Gr 4.26 Buy Cialis Lowest Price Viagra Online Cheap Mexico Viagra Buying Free Sale Viagra Cheap Kamagra Viagra Buy Generic Online Viagra Viagra Online Sales Brand Viagra For Get Viagra Without Prescription Viagra Side Effects Blood Pressure Cialis For Sale In Us Australia Viagra Online Cialis Cheap Visa Auk Cialis Sales Bravejournal Buy Levitra Member Levitra Buy Online Find Cheap Cialis Vardenafil 20 Mg Hcl