Green Tea May Fight Alzheimer’s
Researchers at the Univ. 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 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences explains how Life Sciences Institute faculty member Mi 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.
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