Wednesday 2 November 2022 06:49 PM Green tea and blueberries may protect you from DEMENTIA, study suggests trends now

Wednesday 2 November 2022 06:49 PM Green tea and blueberries may protect you from DEMENTIA, study suggests trends now
Wednesday 2 November 2022 06:49 PM Green tea and blueberries may protect you from DEMENTIA, study suggests trends now

Wednesday 2 November 2022 06:49 PM Green tea and blueberries may protect you from DEMENTIA, study suggests trends now

Green tea and blueberries may protect you from DEMENTIA, study suggests Compounds in tea and berries reduced plaques strongly linked to Alzheimer's Alzheimer's is the most common cause of the degenerative disease dementia The findings apply to more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer's 

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Green tea may stave off dementia, a study suggests.

Chemicals found in the herbal drink called catechins reduced plaques strongly linked to Alzheimer's in a lab study.

The compound resveratrol - found in blueberries, grapes and red wine - also had a similar effect on human brain cells.

Catechins and resveratrol possess anti-inflammatory properties, which may explain their plaque-clearing abilities. 

Tufts University researchers reported their findings in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia which affects more than six million Americans,.

It is characterized by a lack of communication among neurons in the brain, resulting in loss of function and cell death. 

Catechins are compounds in green tea that have antioxidant-like effects that help prevent cell damage and soothe inflammation in the brain. Tufts researchers considered this and 20 other compounds for their anti-Alzheimer's properties including resveratrol, common in blueberries and grapes.

Catechins are compounds in green tea that have antioxidant-like effects that help prevent cell damage and soothe inflammation in the brain. Tufts researchers considered this and 20 other compounds for their anti-Alzheimer's properties including resveratrol, common in blueberries and grapes. 

What is Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, in which build-up of abnormal proteins causes nerve cells to die.

This disrupts the transmitters that carry messages, and causes the brain to shrink. 

More than 5 million people suffer from the disease in the US, where it is the 6th leading cause of death, and more than 1 million Britons have it.

WHAT HAPPENS?

As brain cells die, the functions they provide are lost. 

That includes memory, orientation and the ability to think and reason. 

The progress of the disease is slow and gradual. 

On average, patients live five to seven years after diagnosis, but some may live for ten to 15 years.

EARLY SYMPTOMS:

Loss of short-term memory Disorientation

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