That green tea I like keeps getting better and better:
An ingredient in green tea has prevented
Alzheimer's disease-like brain damage in mice, researchers report.
The compound, called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), decreased production of the protein beta-amyloid, which accumulates in the brains of Alzheimer's patients and causes nerve damage and memory loss.
'The findings suggest that a concentrated component of green tea can decrease brain beta-amyloid plaque formation,' senior researcher Dr. Jun Tan, director of the Neuroimmunology Laboratory at the the University of South Florida's Silver Child Development Center, said in a prepared statement."