New Australian research study proved again that tea drinking is associated with benefits on bone density in older women and is associated with preservation of hip structure in elderly women.
The study is published by the researchers from the University of Western Australia in the October edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Researchers studied 275 women between the ages of 70 and 85 over five years. Women between 70 and 85 who drink green or black tea have higher bone density in their hips than women who don’t drink tea. Tea drinkers also lost less bone density over a five year period than non tea drinkers.
The study confirmed previous research, which suggested that tea preserves hip structure in elderly women and may protect against osteoporosis, a condition that affects one in two Australian women over 60.
The findings provide further evidence of the beneficial effects of tea consumption on the skeleton.