Drinking tea reduces osteoporosis risk

Drinking tea reduces osteoporosis risk

Tea is a commonly preferred beverage across the world. It contains antioxidants that are beneficial for human health.

Research studies have shown that tea consumption prevents the risk of heart disease, Parkinson's disease and some types of cancers. A recent meta-analysis (a meta-analysis is a systematic compilation of research studies on any particular topic) has revealed that consumption of tea increases bone density and reduces the risk of osteoporosis in older adults. The analysis was conducted on all the studies pertaining to tea consumption and bone mineral density, bone fractures, hip fractures and osteoporosis. The analysis published in the journal Medicine has found that the extract of tea contains green tea polyphenols (GTP) which prevent bone loss, promote rebuilding of the bones and prevents breaking down of bone minerals.

Source: Medicine, 2023

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