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Green tea prevents depression in the elderly

by Flevia Olive Health Adviser
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Green tea prevents depression in the elderly
Green tea is often praised for its many health benefits. For example, green tea includes anti-inflammatory and stress-reducing effect.

 Because both inflammation and stress associated with the onset and development of depression, Japanese scientists investigated whether drinking green tea could relieve symptoms of depression in older people. Researchers collected data from 1,058 Japanese aged 70 and living independently.

Of these, 34.1% of them showed mild to severe depressive symptoms and 20.2% had severe depression. Compared to those that just one cup of green tea (or less) drunk per day, the occurrence of depression in the elderly who drank four or more cups per day reduced by 44%. This was true for both mild and severe forms of depression (11)

and antidepressants Zinc
Zinc may enhance the action of antidepressants. Patients with major depression who take SSRIs are better off when they're taking 25 mg of zinc. The results are evident after 12 weeks than after 6 weeks, according to a study in 2013 (12).


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