Daily tea consumption appears to be associated with a moderately reduced risk of fracture hospitalization whilst individuals with decades of tea consumption and those preferring green tea have a reduced risk of hip fracture

In November 2018 researchers from China and the UK published the results of their study to assess the association between tea consumption and risk of fractures in Chinese adults. A total of 453,625 individuals were involved in the study. Information on tea consumption was self-reported at the start of the study. During an average of 10-years’ follow-up, 12,130 individuals were hospitalised with first-time fractures, including 1,376 hip fractures. Results showed that compared with never tea drinkers, daily tea consumption was associated with a lower risk of any type of fracture. A statistically significant reduced risk of hip fracture was also noted in those daily consumers who most commonly drank green tea and in those who had drunk tea for more than 30 years.

Shen Q et al. Habitual Tea Consumption and Risk of Fracture in 0.5 Million Chinese Adults: A Prospective Cohort Study. Nutrients. 2018 Nov 2;10(11). pii: E1633

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