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Green tea extract interferes with the formation of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease

March 6, 2013

Researchers at the University of Michigan have found a new potential benefit of a molecule in green tea: preventing the misfolding of specific proteins in the brain. The aggregation of these proteins, called metal-associated amyloids, is associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. A paper published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences explained how U-M Life Sciences Institute faculty member Mi Hee Lim and an interdisciplinary team of researchers used green tea extract to control the generation of metal-associated amyloid-β aggregates associated with Alzheimer’s disease in the lab.

Excerpt from an article at PhysOrg. Continue HERE

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3 comments

  1. Cool. I’ll have to drink more of it. Unfortunately, it makes me need to pee a lot, which can be a problem considering my current meeting schedule.


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