Tea Drinking May Help Preserve Hip Structure in Elderly Women

  1. Well, NRSKarenRN, here it is:

    October 12, 2007-Tea drinking is associated with preservation of hip structure in elderly women, according to the results of a cross-sectional and longitudinal study reported in the October issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
    "Impaired hip structure assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) areal bone mineral density (aBMD) is an independent predictor for osteoporotic hip fracture," write Amanda Devine, from the University of Western Australia in Perth, and colleagues. "Previous studies have shown that drinking tea has been associated with a higher aBMD and a reduced risk of hip fracture."
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    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/564196?src=mpnews

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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Grace Oz
    Well, I must be drinking the wrong brand of tea! lol
    Am having a hip u/s and x-ray next week for ongoing pain/soreness in my (R) hip!
    Thanks for this article post, Siri!
  4. by   RGN1
    Well I'm off to make myself another cup of tea!! It's my "Amber Nectar"!!
  5. by   Sabby_NC
    Great article and site.. Hmmmmmmm no wonder I love tea slurpssssssssss
  6. by   TrudyRN
    Interesting but frustrating, as the article doesn't specify, unless I missed it, what KIND OF TEA!!!
  7. by   NRSKarenRN
    Thanks for this USEFUL info.


    New Motto: " Two cups a day :smiletea: keep hip fractures away"
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Oct 21, '07
  8. by   Jolie
    Why, oh why couldn't it be coffee??!!
  9. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Jolie
    Why, oh why couldn't it be coffee??!!
    the coffee will keep us alert enough, so we don't fall.

    leslie

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