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5/13/02 - Med Team

Drinking Tea May Strengthen Bones

Milk does a body good, but now researchers say tea does too.

According to a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine, Taiwanese researchers claim habitual tea drinking over several years preserves bone density in both men and women.

The report speculated the high fluoride content in tea, especially green tea, as well as flavonoids and phytoestrogen may help, over time, preserve bone density.

Researchers concluded it was regular tea drinking, not the amount consumed, that benefitted bones.

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