Your Health: May 27, 2002

NO BONES ABOUT IT Regular tea drinking may strengthen bones, say researchers in Taiwan. After surveying more than 1,000 men and women 30 and older, scientists found that people who drank an average of nearly two cups of tea--black, green or oolong--daily for 10 years had a 6.2% greater hipbone density than occasional drinkers. Scientists suspect that fluoride, flavonoids and phytoestrogens--a few of the 4,000 health-affecting chemical compounds found in tea--may help preserve bone-mineral density.

ALZHEIMER'S HOPE? Researchers have discovered a substance that appears to prevent the formation of amyloid plaques, which are implicated in such diseases as Alzheimer's, amyloidosis and...

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