ProHealth me-cfs Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|

Trending News

10 Celebrities with ME/CFS

The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12

Severe ME/CFS - New Clinical Study

A New International Newsletter on ME/CFS Is Launched

Norwegian ‘Woulds’ (and ‘Wouldn’ts’): The ME/CFS Survey

Altered immune response to exercise in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyeli...

Altered Distribution of Lymphocyte Populations in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients

VIDEO: Julia Newton Talks About Neurocognitive problems in ME/CFS

Considerations in establishing a post-mortem brain and tissue bank for the study of myalgic encephal...

“Flowers” in the blood: A novel paired erythrocyte arrangement in a patient with chronic fatigue syn...

 
Print Page
Email Article

Green tea consumption and mortality among Japanese elderly people: The prospective Shizuoka elderly cohort – Source: Annals of Epidemiology, Oct 2009

  [ 46 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By E Suzuki, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • September 9, 2009


Purpose: To investigate the association between green tea consumption and mortality from all causes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) among elderly people.

Methods: In a population-based, prospective cohort study, a total of 14,001 elderly residents (aged 65-84 years), randomly chosen from all 74 municipalities in Shizuoka, Japan, completed questionnaires that included items about frequency of green tea consumption. They were followed for up to 6 years, from December 1999 to March 2006. Consequently, 12,251 subjects were analyzed to estimate the hazard ratios (HRs) for all-cause mortality, cancer, and CVD.

Results: Among 64,002 person-years, 1,224 deaths were identified (follow-up rate, 71.6%).

The multivariate Hazard Ratios and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for CVD mortality compared those who consumed seven or more cups per day with those who consumed less than one cup per day, were 0.24 (0.14-0.40), 0.30 (0.15-0.61), and 0.18 (0.08-0.40) for total participants, men, and women, respectively. [Note: an HR of 1.0 would mean no difference in risk of CVD mortality between the groups drinking 7 or more cups daily and those drinking less than 1 cup. Thus the HR of 0.24 would represent a 76% lower risk of death associated with cardiovascular disease during the 6-year tracking period for the 7 cups-or-more group.]

Although green tea consumption was not inversely associated with cancer mortality, green tea consumption and colorectal cancer mortality were inversely associated with a moderate dose-response relationship.

Conclusions:

• Green tea consumption is associated with reduced mortality from all causes and CVD.

• This study also suggests that green tea could have protective effects against colorectal cancer.

Source: Annals of Epidemiology, Oct 2009;19(10):732-9. PMID: 19628408, by Suzuki E, Yorifuji T, Takao S, Komatsu H, Sugiyama M, Ohta T, Ishikawa-Takata K, Doi H. Department of Epidemiology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan. [E-mail: etsuji-s@cc.okayama-u.ac.jp]





Discuss This Article Post a Comment 




[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Featured Products

Ultimate Greens™ by ProHealth Ultimate Greens™ by ProHealth
Ultimate Source of Green Food Nutrition
B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness

Natural Remedies

Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints
Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging
Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance
The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away
Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing