Green Tea and Mortality Risk, Update!

In an earlier post (https://michaellustgarten.com/2019/09/15/drink-green-tea-reduce-and-all-cause-mortality-risk/), I reported that green tea consumption is associated with reduced risk of death for all causes. Now, there’s more recent data! Drinking more than 1 cup of green tea per day is associated with reduced all-cause mortality risk in a pooled analysis of 8 studies that included 313,381 subjects (age range, 40-103y; Abe et al. 2019).

In women (168,631 subjects), risk of death for all causes was reduced by 10%, 6%, and 18% for 1-2, 3-4, and greater than 5 cups/day, when compared with drinking less than 1 cup per day:

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In men (144,750 subjects), risk of death for all causes was reduced by 5%, 7%, and 10% for 1-2, 3-4, and greater than 5 cups/day, when compared with drinking less than 1 cup per day:

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Cheers to green tea, for health!

Reference

Abe SK, Saito E, Sawada N, Tsugane S, Ito H, Lin Y, Tamakoshi A, Sado J, Kitamura Y, Sugawara Y, Tsuji I, Nagata C, Sadakane A, Shimazu T, Mizoue T, Matsuo K, Naito M, Tanaka K, Inoue M; Research Group for the Development and Evaluation of Cancer Prevention Strategies in Japan. Green tea consumption and mortality in Japanese men and women: a pooled analysis of eight population-based cohort studies in Japan. Eur J Epidemiol. 2019 Oct;34(10):917-926. doi: 10.1007/s10654-019-00545-y.

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Michael Lustgarten

Ph.D, Physiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2009 B.S., Biochemistry, Queens College, 2003 B.A, English Textual Studies, 1994, Syracuse University

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