October 13, 2015
Women older than 80 years consuming at least one cup of black tea daily had a significantly lower risk for osteoporotic fracture and hip fracture vs. women who reported consuming less than one cup of black tea weekly, according to recent study findings presented at The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting.
Richard Prince, MD, FRACP, MRCP, of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Australia, and colleagues analyzed data from a prospective cohort study of 1,188 women older than 80 years who completed food frequency and beverage questionnaires. Researchers analyzed incidents for osteoporotic fracture hospitalization or death during 10 years using the Australian Hospital Morbidity Data system; Cox regression analysis was used to examine HRs for incident fracture. Researchers used U.S. Department of Agriculture flavonoid databases to calculate flavonoid intake.