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Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Science |

Green tea could help regenerate brain cells

Green tea could help regenerate brain cells

The properties of are many: it is a great antioxidant, can help you lose weight and even, it seems that can help you control your cholesterol, but now a new study published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research suggests that a chemical in the drink could help regenerate new and thus, improve the functions of this organ.

The chemical in question is called epigallocatechin-3 gallate (EGCG) and in fact was already known as a great anti oxidant but a group of scientists traveled to China with the intention of finding more properties to this substance and what they found were these results.

“We found that the organic chemist EGCG acts directly in the production of neural progenitor cells both in culture tests and in mice” Yun said Professor Bain of Third Military Medical University.

Once the researchers were able to verify that EGCG could be used to create new cells in mice, the next step was to see if this had more intelligent, for this, he took a group of mice that had been given EGCG and another group that had not been given anything, as was to be expected, the mice were able to complete the chemical testing in a maze much faster, suggesting that at least his memory improved.

Unfortunately missing years of study so you can see some results beneficial to humans, but for now, nothing prevents you drink some green tea every day to see if it improves your brain performance.

Link: Green Tea Chemical Helps Grow Brain Cells, Could Improve Brain Function (Geekosystem)

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