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Tea Drinking Beneficial In Bone Mineral Density Preservation During Menopause

According to a recent study, women who started drinking tea before menopause have superior bone mineral density (BMD) than those who started drinking during and after menopause.

Tea Drinking Beneficial In Bone Mineral Density Preservation During Menopause
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Researchers studied 1,377 postmenopausal women under the age of 80, categorizing them as nondrinkers (n=1,062), started before menopause (n=150), or started after menopause (n=165) tea drinkers. Drinking frequency, tea type, and concentration were used to further differentiate the groups.

Women who began drinking tea before menopause had significantly higher total BMD (, 0.041, 95 percent confidence interval [CI], 0.019–0.063; p=0.0002), as well as BMD at the spine (, 0.042, 95 percent CI, 0.014–0.069), pelvis (, 0.026, 95 percent CI, 0.003–0.049; p=0.0296), and arms (, 0.022, 95 percent CI, 0.005–0.039

Furthermore, total BMD and BMD at all locations (spine, pelvis, arms, and legs) were considerably higher in tea users who began before menopause compared to tea drinkers who began after menopause. Drinkers who had only recently entered post-menopause, on the other hand, demonstrated no substantial BMD benefit over nondrinking controls.

Tea consumption had an effect on BMD, but only in women who began before menopause. When compared to nondrinkers, those who drank tea at least four times per week had considerably higher BMD overall and in all evaluated regions. Tea consumption fewer than four times per week, on the other hand, only improved overall BMD and BMD in the arms.

Women who began drinking tea after menopause had no significant effect on their BMD, and their BMD remained equivalent to nondrinkers.

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