Black Tea Is Good for Osteoporosis Patients – Research

A group of Japanese researchers from Osaka University discovered a groundbreaking antioxidant called Theaflavin-3 (TF-3), found in black tea and helps in combating osteoporosis.


Fairhope, AL -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/10/2015 -- Researchers in Japan claim that Black tea can help people with osteoporosis, a bone disease mainly affecting senior citizens. Researchers say the simple brew contains a powerful antioxidant, which can avoid the lack of bone-density generally observed in people over 50 which makes elderly people more vulnerable to hip fractures.

Researchers at the Osaka University, discovered that theaflavin-3 or TF-3, is the antioxidant that works by suppressing the functioning of an enzyme named DNA methyltransferase, which damages bone tissues. The study, printed within the online US Journal "Nature Medicine", uncovered that rats suffering from osteoporosis were given theaflavin-3 confirmed recuperating degrees of bone density, much like those of healthy rodents.

However, it may be a little early to hurry to place the kettle on - the study unearthed that an adult weighing 132 lbs would need to consume 60 cups of black tea over 3 days to observe a clear result,. Osteoporosis especially influences women in their 50's and it is a growing issue in quickly aging communities such as for instance Japan.

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