A flurry of new studies is raising hope that green tea may someday be a potent weapon in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Although the studies differ widely in technique, ranging from scan-ning people’s brains to forming Alzheimer’s plaques in a test tube, all focus on ways polyphenol compounds in green tea affect important areas of the brain. The studies used extracts of green tea—notably a polyphenol compound called EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate)—but experts say similar benefits could be gained sim-ply by sipping tea.

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Source: http://www.nutritionletter.tufts.edu/issues/9_6/current-articles/Green-Tea-Protects-Brain-Cells_999-1.html?ET=tuftshealthletter:e2324:687766a:&st=email&s=update062314&t=tl1

Posted 7/25/2014
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