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Tea found to play a major role in the fight against dementia

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Cut your dementia risk in half by simply drinking a cup or two of tea every day. Scientists have found that the refreshing drink is not only good for your tummy but for your brain too. These benefits can be seen regardless of the variety of tea you prefer, be it green, black, or oolong. Moreover, those that are predisposed to this cognitive illness — the “dementia gene” as it were — can significantly reduce their risk of the disease by around 80 percent.


A new study, released by the National University of Singapore (NUS), concluded that the polyphenols found in the tea leaves promote cognitive health. Also, other compounds in tea leaves, such as catechins and theaflavins, have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that decrease the potential for brain decline.


Dr. Feng Lei, who led the study, said: “Because tea is cheap, non-toxic and widely consumed, it has huge potential in promoting cognitive health and perhaps delaying the onset of dementia.”


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