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Tea and cognitive health in late life: current evidence and future directions.
J Nutr Health Aging 2012; 16(1):31-4JN

Abstract

This review summarizes the literature on the association between tea consumption and cognitive health in late life. Population-based studies reviewed in this article suggest that tea drinking has beneficial effects on cognitive function of elderly persons. However, a cause-effect relationship between tea consumption and cognitive decline and dementia could not be drawn given inconsistent findings from only two longitudinal cohort studies. The neuroprotective effects of tea consumption could be due to catechins, L-theanine and other compounds in tea leaves. More longitudinal observational study is needed. Information on life-time tea consumption and blood concentrations of catechins and L-theanine could be collected in future studies.

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Department of Psychiatry, Shengli Hospital of Shengli Oilfield, Shandong, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22237999

Citation

Song, J, et al. "Tea and Cognitive Health in Late Life: Current Evidence and Future Directions." The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, vol. 16, no. 1, 2012, pp. 31-4.
Song J, Xu H, Liu F, et al. Tea and cognitive health in late life: current evidence and future directions. J Nutr Health Aging. 2012;16(1):31-4.
Song, J., Xu, H., Liu, F., & Feng, L. (2012). Tea and cognitive health in late life: current evidence and future directions. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 16(1), pp. 31-4.
Song J, et al. Tea and Cognitive Health in Late Life: Current Evidence and Future Directions. J Nutr Health Aging. 2012;16(1):31-4. PubMed PMID: 22237999.
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