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Japanese Study Reveals Psychological Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

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meditation1.jpg According to a recent study published in the September 2009 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, there appears to be an inverse relationship between green tea consumption and psychological distress. The study was conducted at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. It sought to clarify, through a large-scale study, whether green tea consumption was associated with lower psychological distress.

A team of medical researchers analyzed data gathered from 42,093 Japanese people age 40 and older. The participants answered questions about their lifestyle, including green tea drinking habits and psychological distress as indicated by the Kessler 6-item scale.  As it turns out, respondents who consumed five or more cups of green tea per day were 80 percent less likely to suffer psychological distress than those who consumed one cup or less of green tea per day.

More good news for drinking green tea!