Dementia is the name given to a group of symptoms linked to an ongoing decline in brain function. You could lower your risk of the neurodegenerativ
Dementia is the name given to a group of symptoms linked to an ongoing decline in brain function. You could lower your risk of the neurodegenerative condition by regularly drinking green tea, it’s been claimed.
There are a number of different types of dementia, and the most common in the UK is Alzheimer’s disease.
Diagnosing the condition early could help to slow down the condition’s progress.
Making some small lifestyle changes could lower your chances of developing Alzheimer’s in later life.
One of the easiest ways to protect against the neurodegenerative condition is to drink more green tea, it’s been revealed.
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“New, emerging evidence relating to tea helping to reduce the risks of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, or cognition woes has started to appear,” said health expert Dr Tim Bond, from the Tea Advisory Panel.
“Globally we are living longer and age is a key risk factor in dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment.
“This new review supports previous studies building further evidence for the link between tea consumption and a lower risk of dementia.
“Tea is such an integral part of British life it is easy to overlook the extraordinary health benefits it brings to the table.”
There’s no certain way to prevent dementia from developing, but there are ways to lower your risk, said the NHS.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet should help to lower your chances of developing dementia.
It’s also important to do enough exercise. Everyone should aim to do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity every week.
There are around 850,000 people in the UK with dementia, and the condition affects one in every six people over 80 years old.