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Green Tea and Cognitive Function

September 19, 2012

Green Tea and Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is now the most common form of dementia. Biasibetti et al studied an animal model system where chronic brain dysfunction was characterized by long-term and progressive deficits in learning and memory. Studies on Green Tea epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) have previously suggested that it can have beneficial effects on cognition and memory. Oxidative stress markers and involvement of the nitric oxide (NO) system, acetylcholinesterase activity and glucose uptake were evaluated, amongst other markers.

Results show that EGCG was able to reverse various markers of cognitive deficit e.g. glutathione peroxidase activity, Nitric Oxide metabolites, and reactive oxygen species content. The data confirms that there is a neuroprotective potential for Green Tea catechins. These results also add to the knowledge of diseases accompanied by cognitive deficits and models of dementia.

Green tea along with other bioactive herbs and spices make up the recipe for YOUNG&FUN which can help with healthy aging and cognitive function.

Further Reading:

Antioxidants

Healthy Aging and YOUNG&FUN

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