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Bone and Dental

Tea May Help to Strengthen Bones

21 years, 9 months ago

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Posted on Sep 25, 2002, 1 p.m. By Bill Freeman

Drinking tea may help to keep bones strong and healthy, recent study results suggest. Researchers found that men and women who had been drinking tea regularly for at least 10-years had significantly stronger bones than non-tea drinkers, regardless of the type of tea or how much they drunk. In fact, the researchers believe that long-term tea drinking may boost bone mineral density by as much as 5%.

Drinking tea may help to keep bones strong and healthy, recent study results suggest. Researchers found that men and women who had been drinking tea regularly for at least 10-years had significantly stronger bones than non-tea drinkers, regardless of the type of tea or how much they drunk. In fact, the researchers believe that long-term tea drinking may boost bone mineral density by as much as 5%. Study leader Dr. Chih-Hsing Wu and colleagues suspect that the fluoride, phytoestrogens, and flavonoids found in tea are responsible for its bone-protecting effects. Aside from water, tea is the most common beverage drunk regularly by adults.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Archives of Internal Medicine 2002; 162:1001-1006

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