24 May 2002
People who have been regular tea drinkers for the past 10 or more years are likely to have a higher bone mineral density (BMD) than non-habitual drinkers.
A Taiwanese study of 1037 people aged 30 years and older has found that those who have been drinking green, black or oolong tea regularly for the past decade have a higher total body, lumbar spine and hip bone BMD, than people who drank tea occasionally. The study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (2002; 162: 1001-06).
Last Reviewed: 27 May 2002