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Posted 2010 Jul by Herbert Jennings




Drinking a regular cup of tea or coffee could significantly reduce cognitive decline, according to a new study presented at the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD) on 11 July 2010.
The research by University of California looked at the impact of coffee and tea drinking on the cognitive decline of 4,800 people aged over 65 over 14 years.
It found people who drank tea regularly recorded 17-37% less cognitive decline than non-tea drinkers. Drinking coffee more than 5 times a week reduced cognitive decline by around 20%.
Alzheimer's Society commented, "In recent years a number of studies have emerged suggesting a good cuppa could be much more than the obvious accompaniment for a biscuit. This latest research adds weight to previous research that indicates caffeine could significantly reduce cognitive decline. However we are still a long way from being able to say for sure that a regular brew will reduce your risk of developing dementia.
We now need to understand the biology of these findings and whether they could be important for the prevention or treatment of dementia.  Dementia research is desperately under funded. If we are to establish the causes or find a cure of this devastating disease we must invest more now."


By Christine Bushway, Executive Director of Organic Trade Associations

The President's Cancer Panel Report released recently exhorts consumers to choose food grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, and growth hormones to help decrease their exposure to environmental chemicals that can increase their risk of contracting cancer!

"Exposure to pesticides can be decreased by choosing, to the extent possible, food grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers...Similarly, exposure to antibiotics, growth hormones, and toxic run-off from livestock feed lots can be minimized by eating free-range meat raised without these medications," according to the report, "Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now," submitted to President Obama by Dr. LaSalle Leffall, Jr., an oncologist and professor of surgery at Howard University, and Dr. Margaret L. Kripke, an immunologist at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

In a letter to President Obama, the panel stated "The American people-even before they are born-are bombarded continually with myriad combinations of these dangerous exposures. The Panel urges you most strongly to use the power of your office to remove the carcinogens and other toxins from our food, water, and air that needlessly increase health care costs, cripple our Nation's productivity, and devastate American lives."

This landmark report by the prestigious scientific panel recognizes, at the highest level, what your products provide -- essentially endorsing our industry. OTA has issued a press release to tout the panel report and is exposing the organic connection through all media channels.

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