Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Yessss!!! (Visual: Fist pumps in air)

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."