Molecules. 2019 May 15 ;24(10). Epub 2019 May 15. PMID: 31096548
The Association between Green and Black Tea Consumption on Successful Aging: A Combined Analysis of the ATTICA and MEDiterranean ISlands (MEDIS) Epidemiological Studies.
Tea is one of the most-widely consumed beverages in the world with a number of different beneficial health effects, mainly ascribed to the polyphenolic content of the tea catechins. The aim of this study was to examine the consumption of green, black, or no tea, in relation to the previously validated successful ageing index (SAI; higher values"healthier"ageing) in a combined analysis of adults aged>50 years old from the ATTICA (= 1128 adults from Athens, Greece metropolitan area) and the MEDiterranean Islands Study (MEDIS) (= 2221 adults from various Greek island and Mani) studies. After adjusting for age, sex, smoking, and coffee consumption, green tea was positively associated with SAI (b± SE: 0.225 ± 0.055,0.001), while black tea was negatively associated with SAI (unstandardized b coefficient± Standard error: -0.807 ± 0.054,