Washington: Previous studies have shown that people who consume the highest levels of green tea tend to have lower risks of several chronic degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.Now, a new study has suggested that drinking green tea and practicing tai chi may promote bone health as well as reduce the risk of inflammation in postmenopausal women.Researcher Chwan-Li Shen, an associate professor and a researcher at the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women`s Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, focused on postmenopausal women and investigated the potential for green tea to work synergistically with tai chi in enhancing bone strength.
Participants taking tai chi classes also reported significant beneficial effects in quality of life in terms of improving their emotional and mental health.Shen concluded that there is a ‘favorable effect of modest green tea consumption on bone remodeling in this pre-osteoporotic population’.The results were presented as a poster at the Experimental Biology meetings on April 10, 2011. ANI
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