Try tea to prevent neurocognitive disorders

Mar 19 2017 - 12:33am

Researchers have reported drinking tea can lower the incidence of neurocognitive disorders.

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It is not a myth that drinking tea is good for your overall health. In fact recent research has shown that frequent consumption of tea is good for brain health. The risk of cognitive decline in elderly people is decreased as much as 50 percent in people who drink tea regularly.

The National University of Singapore reports the risk of cognitive decline in older people is lowered by as much as 50 percent in people who drink tea regularly. The risk for people who are genetically at risk for Alzheimer's is lowered by as much as 86 percent in tea drinkers.

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Assistant Professor Feng from NUS Psychological Medicine has commented that although this study was done on older Chinese people, the results may very well apply to people of other races. Feng believes that the cognitive benefits of drinking tea should be shared similarly across all the ethnic groups due to the fact that the same biology of aging is shared. Furthermore, the pathology of dementia is about the same. And the bioactive compounds which are found in tea are the same.

The kind of tea does not matter.

It is interesting to note that whether the tea is black, green or oolong, consumption daily of at least 200 ml can help lower cognitive impairment. Feng says the benefit of tea is derived from bioactive compounds which are present in the tea. These catechins include L-theanine, theaflavins and thearubigins.

There has been increasing interest in the interactions of nutrition and health as part of the process of aging. The journal of Health, Nutrition and Aging reports consumption of tea lowers the incidence of neurocognitive disorders. Drinking tea on a regular basis offers an enjoyable way to help preserve the health of your brain.

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