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November 19, 2012
Books and books, pages and pages are written about green tea, its numerous health benefits and therapeutic properties. Though not everyone likes drinking this type of tea, mainly because its taste is a little more bitter compared to the one of traditional black or white tea, I am sure that everyone knows how healthy and useful organic green tea is. The most important health benefits of green tea include very powerful antioxidant properties of this natural product which can help us slow down aging processes in the body and this way preserve all our body organs and systems in much better condition. Besides, green tea is on the list of 7 most effective benefits for weight loss and detoxification, as well as for preventing a vast variety of serious health conditions, starting from common cardiovascular diseases and ending up with many types of cancer.
A huge number of studies have been conducted and provided the modern world of science with solid scientific prove of magical healing effects of organic green tea, including its being a great skin cleansing agent, an excellent bone health support, or even a possible part of natural treatment for Parkinson’s disease. You can find a lot of information related to the latest findings and researches related to green tea in this web resource. Organic green tea has been a focus of numerous researchers and scientific works for at least the last two decades. Recently, the world’s leading mass media reported about two more very important discoveries linked to the benefits of organic green tea consumption for everyone of us. The scientists from two nations of South Asia have revealed their findings and evoked a new wave if interest to this healthy natural product which we love so much.
First of all, according to the report of an expert team from the Third Military Medical University in Chongqing, China, published in September’s issues of the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, organic green tea should be considered an effective natural remedy to boost brain cell production, as well as improve our memory and stimulate our spatial learning. A series of experiments with mice have shown that the animals with imbibed epigallocatechin-3 gallate, a green tea component and a natural antioxidant known also as EGCG, need less time to find the hidden objects, thus demonstrating improved memory. “We proposed that EGCG can improve cognitive function by impacting the generation of neuron cells, a process known as neurogenesis,” said Dr. Yun Bai, a study leader. He said that the main finding of the study was the discovery of the EGCG role in stimulating neural progenitor cells.
Besides, just a month later, in October 2012, another group of scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has published their related findings saying that EGCG can provide cellular protection against such common brain disorder as Parkinson’s disease. It is reported that in collaboration with the scientists at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singaporean researchers managed to identify the process of interaction between EGCG and a certain protein in human brain, resulting in improved cellular protection against Parkinson’s disease. According to these experts, EGCG can assist in preventing brain cells dying from stress, this way opening a new potential for organic green tea as a possible effective natural treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
The scientists came to the mentioned conclusions after experimenting with fruit files engineered to develop Parkinson’s disease. After a treatment involving EGCG components, the flies started demonstrated much better movement ability, as well as much better brain neuron preservation compared to those flies which did not received any treatment. Currently, effective neuron-protection can be provided only by very strong medications, thus, the discovery can be very interesting for further development of a treatment for Parkinson’s patients. It is said that Singaporean scientists have already discussed the opportunities as to possible partnership with some American pharmaceutical companies as to possible creating a natural formula for those who suffer from this disease. “There are benefits of drinking green tea but in this case we have something even more potent than drinking green tea. So hopefully medication centred around AMPK activation can provide real and faster benefit to Parkinson’s patients than green tea could at that stage,” said Lim Kah Leong, an associated professor and one of the study leaders.
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