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New tea based cure for Alzheimers?
A medical study in the United States has given new hope to those suffering from Alzheimers. The study conducted by the University of Southern California saw mice fed a diet based around compounds found most often in green tea and carrots reversed genetically programmed Alzheimer’s symptoms in specially bred mice.
The compound EGCG is an antioxidant found in green tea and FA is the one found in carrots. Together these compounds prevent free radicals from forming and both are particularly good for skin health. After three months on this special diet, the lab mice had their memory and visual spatial skills restored.
The scientists behind the study believe the compounds play a major link in preventing the build up of protein deposits on the brain which is known to cause cognitive decline.
Alzheimer’s-like symptoms reversed in mice thanks to special diet of green tea and carrots that restored working memory. Research continues to see if these results might be able to be replicated in human suffering from dementia and similar conditions.