Both Green Tea Antioxidants or Tai Chi improve muscle strength in older women
Research indicates that Green Tea antioxidants help protect bone health in the aging population. In this study scientists at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock tested the effects of 500mg of Green Tea Polyphenols or 3 sessions of the exercise Tai Chi per-week on bone and muscle health in 171 postmenopausal women with osteopenia over a six-month period.
Either Green Tea Polyphenols or Tai Chi, or both together improved muscle strength and indicated improved activity of bone formation in these women. The study is published online July 16th, 2011 in the journal Osteoporosis International.