Sip Green Tea for Memory

Sip Green Tea for Memory

Posted on 21. Sep, 2016 by in In the News

Extracts from green tea may boost a range of cognitive functions, with particular benefits for short-term memory. Japanese researchers recently found that two grams per day of green tea powder daily for three months benefited elderly nursing home residents, aged 88, on average, with cognitive dysfunction.

This study adds to growing evidence of the benefits of green tea and its components, most notably EGCG, or epigallocatechin gallate. Research already links green tea to a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease and some cancers, improved heart health, and support for weight management.

The green tea powder used in this study contained 227 mg of catechins and 42 mg of theanine, green tea’s main bioactive components. These concentrations are equivalent to about two to four cups of bottled or home-brewed green tea.

“Our results suggest that green tea consumption may be effective in improving cognitive function or reducing the progression of cognitive dysfunction in elderly individuals,” report researchers, “and that it may similarly reduce the progression of vascular dementia.”

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