Black Tea May Cut Risk of Parkinsonís Disease
As reported on Foodconsumer.org Friday February 22, 2008, a study conducted at the National Neuroscience Institute in Singapore reported that drinking at least 23 cups of black tea a month may slash the risk of Parkinson's disease by 71%.
Study participants, 63,257 Chinese men and women in Singapore, were surveyed about their tea drinking habits when entering the study. Diet and caffeine was ruled out as having no impact on the results and researchers reported, "Ingredients in black tea other than caffeine appear to be responsible for the beverage's inverse association with Parkinson's disease."
The results, published in the December 2007 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology, recorded 57 incidents of Parkinson's disease between 1993 and 2005, suggesting that drinking black tea may cut the risk of Parkinson's disease.