A cup of tea a day keeps dementia away: NUS Study

16 March 2017 | Research

A study led by Asst Prof Feng Lei from the Dept of Psychological Medicine at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine found that seniors who are regular tea drinkers have a 50 to 61 per cent lower risk of having cognitive impairment, compared to those who did not drink tea at all. This applies to  tea brewed with leaves from the tea plant, and not to fruit or flower teas.The study also found that seniors with a gene known as APOE e4 – which can increase a person’s risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease by several times – had an 86 per cent lower risk of developing this problem if they were regular tea drinkers.