Green tea protects against Alzheimer’s Disease


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How green tea protects against Alzheimer’s Disease.

Published in July issue of Life Extension

Recent developments have uncovered one of green tea’s most exciting benefits discovered to date: its potential to prevent and possibly reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease occurs as a result of your brain cells being impaired, and eventually killed. This is partially caused by the buildup of toxic protein fragments called amyloid-beta.

Green tea gets to the root of Alzheimer’s Disease by three distinct mechanisms: preventing the formation of amyloid plaques, breaking down existing plaques, and creating critical new neurons in the brain.

As a result, green tea consumption has now been associated with a 54% reduction in the risk of developing cognitive decline. And now, in an exciting development, scientists have used neuroimaging scanning for the first time in a human clinical setting to demonstrate that green tea extract boosts activity in an area of the brain specifically used for working memory.Read the entire article.

Here is a related post we posted a few months ago.  Read about it here.

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