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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Green tea helps against depression

Green tea acts as an antidepressant for retirees. This conclusion was made by Japanese scientists.

In the study, they found that elderly people who drink four cups of tea a day, the risk of developing symptoms of depression is 44% lower than those who drink no more than one daily cup.

The experiment took part in a little over a thousand people. 488 respondents reported that they drink every day for more than four cups of green tea, 284 respondents - two or three cups, and 286 - one or less.

Scientists believe that the protective properties of green tea gives the amino acid theanine, which has a calming effect on the brain.