OPINION: Dr Ken Romeo 775-870-6942
Recently a study was completed assessing the relationship between tea consumption and cognitive function in 716 older adults +55 years.
Cognitive function was assessed by a battery of neuropsychological tests as well as testing memory, executive function and attention. The MMSE (Mini-Mental State Examination) was used as the global measure of cognitive function.
After adjusting for potential confounders, total tea consumption was independently associated with better performances on global cognition (p=0.03), memory (p=0.01), executive function (p=0.009), and information processing speed (p=0.001).
Both black/oolong tea and green tea consumption were associated with better cognitive performance.
There was no association between coffee consumption and cognitive function!!!
Apparently, the protective effect of tea consumption was not limited by the type of tea consumed.
Dr. Ken Romeo is a Principal and Chief Clinical Data Coordinator for the
Healthy Aging Research Foundation (HARF) in Reno, NV.
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