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Is green tea good for bone health?

A study of more than 1,200 older British women, which was published in the American Journal of Nutrition concluded that those who drank the most tea (four or more cups a day) had higher bone density levels in their spines and hips than those who drank less tea or no tea at all. Because higher bone mineral density generally means a lower risk of fracture (from falling, for example), tea had a definite protective effect for these women. A study of more than a thousand men and women in China found the same result. In this study, published in the journal the Archives of Internal Medicine, study participants who drank the most tea had the highest bone mineral density levels - and the longer they had been drinking tea on a regular basis, the higher their levels were. 

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