Tea cup .. What does the human brain?


There has been much talk recently about the health benefits of coffee, regardless of how many cups or cups people can eat.

In the meantime, talk about tea has declined, and some studies have continued to say that tea reduces the level of iron in the blood, in addition to diuretic.

But a recent study revealed that tea, in addition to its importance in giving people a degree of relaxation, it may be beneficial to the mind, according to the newspaper “The Independent” Britain.

According to a new study by the National University of Singapore, those who drink tea regularly have better structured brain regions than those who do not drink tea.

More organized brain regions are associated with a healthy cognitive function, which protects against age-related deterioration.

To study the benefits of drinking tea, researchers at the National University of Singapore, in collaboration with the University of Essex and Cambridge in Britain, analyzed neuroimaging data for 36 older people, aged 60 and over.

In addition to tea consumption, the researchers also analyzed other factors related to participants, such as health, lifestyle, well-being and mental state.

The results, published in the scientific journal “Aging”, found that participants who consumed green tea or oolong (black dragon tea) or black tea at least 4 times a week for almost 25 years have areas of the brain “more effectively interconnected” than those Who didn’t drink tea.
 “Our findings provide the first evidence of the positive contribution of tea drinking to the brain structure and suggest that drinking tea regularly has a protective effect against age-related deterioration in brain regulation,” said team leader and assistant professor of psychology at the University of Singapore School of Medicine.

To illustrate the importance of working brain regions, Feng efficiently compared brain functions to traffic. “If we look at brain regions as destinations, the connections between brain areas as roads and streets,” he said. When links between brain regions are more organized, information processing can be done more efficiently. ”

“Our current brain network results indirectly support our earlier findings by demonstrating that the positive effects of drinking tea regularly are the result of improved brain regulation areas,” Feng said.

In addition to brain health, tea consumption, especially green tea, has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, according to Harvard Medical School.