A new breakthrough in the study of Alzheimer's disease has been discovered by a research from the University of Leeds in UK. The EGCG components of green tea and the resveratrol from red wine could possibly disrupt a stage in the development of Alzheimer's disease.
The researchers conducted experiments that were able to determine how harmful protein clusters lock with the brain neurons, causing them to deteriorate and die. They were able to interrupt the process using EGCG extracts from green tea and resveratol from red wine.
Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the US. Latest statistics shows that one out of eight older Americans suffer from the disease, with total number of patients running to approximately 5.4 million in the US alone. This medical breakthrough definitely is an indispensable contribution in the study and treatment of the disease.
The findings from this research were published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. While Alzheimer's has no cure yet, this discovery serves as an important milestone in the understanding of the disease as well as in creating new drugs that could potentially treat this degenerative illness.
Green tea has been known and enjoyed by countless people worldwide. With such a promising health benefit, you get more and more reasons to love your healthy cup of tea.