Reported September 09, 2009
To reach the conclusion, researchers from Okayama
University tracked the health of more than 12,000 elderly people living in
Japan. The men and women were aged between 65 and 84. In the study, the
volunteers were asked to fill out questionnaires on lifestyle factors
including details of diet, smoking and alcohol intake, reports The Daily
During the following seven years more than 1,200 of the volunteers died.
However, when all questionnaires were analysed, scientists found that the
more green tea the participants had drunk, the less likely they were to have
died. This, especially, was true of cardiovascular disease.
Those drinking between 420ml and 560ml a day were up to 75 per cent less
likely to have died of heart or circulatorydisease than those who drank
less than one cup each day. The study has been published in the Annals of