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Green tea associated with lower risk of disability.

Research on green tea consumption has shown many health benefits. The study reviewed here investigated if drinking green tea possibly could prevent disability in older individuals (Tomata Y, et al. 2012)

13,988 individuals aged 65 years or older were included in the research. The ones who drank the most tea received the most benefits according to this data. The benefits increased gradually as the participants increased consumption from 1-2 cups a day, to 3-4 cups and up to 5 or more cups daily.

The participants who drank 5 or more cups per day had the least functional disability and the conclusion of the study was that green tea consumption is significantly associated with a lower risk of functional disability.

According to this data just by including green tea in your daily routine you can improve your odds for being functional as you get older. You can do this extremely easy even if you don’t like to drink green tea by taking one capsule daily of the “Better Green Tea” formula. One capsule is approximately equivalent to 5 cups of green tea. Click here to read more about the benefits of green tea.


Tomata Y, Kakizaki M, Nakaya N, Tsuboya T, Sone T, Kuriyama S, Hozawa A, Tsuji I. Green tea consumption and the risk of incident functional disability in elderly Japanese: the Ohsaki Cohort 2006 Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Mar;95(3):732-9. Epub 2012 Jan 25.


Written by Dr. Didrik Sopler

Didrik J Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac. has had more than 35 years of experience in treating muscle and joint pain and dysfunction as well as other chronic conditions. He has lectured extensively to healthcare professionals for many years in the United States, Europe and Asia and has authored more than 40 articles and 5 books.

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