I dare say I'm a bit skeptical of the latest research saying that drinking tea may serve as a protective factor against bone loss -- but it would be great news if true. Some studies indicate that its chemicals called flavonoids with estrogen-like properties that help, but no one knows for sure.
Unfortunately whatever benefits tea might have didn't help my tea-guzzling grandmother, who nevertheless has suffered fractures in her hip, pelvis, shoulder, wrist, spine and ribs due to her advanced osteoporosis. Of course, anecdotal evidence can't compete with a full-fledged study on the matter, so I look forward to seeing more on work on this, especially since I also happen to enjoy a few cups of tea on occasion.
Check out an article about this as http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/10/08/health/webmd/main3343981.shtml
Published On: December 17, 2007