1. Green tea
Could drinking a cup of tea protect us from Alzheimer’s disease? In large quantities and in women, yes, according to a study published in Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. Researchers at the National University of Singapore in China analyzed data from the Singapore Longitudinal Aging Studies cohort, gathering 2808 people aged 55 and over.
They studied in particular the links between tea consumption and the risk of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists have also focused on gender differences and the carriers of apolipoprotein (APOE), a gene that significantly increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
11.1% of non-tea drinkers experienced dementia during the study. This is almost half as much among tea drinkers (5.9%). They therefore have a half the risk of developing dementia. The study authors recall, however, that the results are significant only in women with a fairly high consumption.
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