Monday, November 30, 2020
Home Life Style Health & Fitness Green Tea, Carrots May Show Promise Against Alzheimer's, Says Study

Green Tea, Carrots May Show Promise Against Alzheimer’s, Says Study

The researchers noted that many mouse discoveries never translate into human treatments

A diet containing compounds found in green tea and carrots reversed Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in mice genetically programmed to develop the disease, an advance that could one day pave the way for treatment of dementia in humans, say researchers.

The study, led by the University of Southern California in the US, supports the idea that combination therapy, rather than a single magic bullet, may offer the best approach to treating people living with Alzheimer’s.

Combination treatment is already the standard of care for diseases such as cancer, HIV infection and rheumatoid arthritis.

The findings, published in the journal Biological Chemistry, showed that a combination of EGCG, or epigallocatechin-3-gallate – found in green tea; and FA, or ferulic acid – found in carrots, tomatoes, rice, wheat and oats, completely restored spatial working memory.

After three months of treatment, the Alzheimer’s mice performed just as well as the healthy comparison mice.

A lady suffering from Alzheimer’s. Flickr

“You don’t have to wait 10 to 12 years for a designer drug to make it to the market. You can make these dietary changes today. I find that very encouraging,” said Terrence Town, Professor at the varsity.

For the study, the researchers assigned 32 mice with Alzheimer’s-like symptoms to one of four groups with an equal number of males and females for three months.

The dosage was 30 milligrams per kilogram of body weight – a dosage well-tolerated by humans and easily consumed as part of a healthy diet.

Also Read- High Levels of Testosterone May Raise Heart Failure Risk in Men

The researchers noted that many mouse discoveries never translate into human treatments.

However, the findings lend credence to the idea that certain readily available, plant-based supplements might offer protection against dementia in humans, they said. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,779FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Kamalrukh Wife Of Late Wajid Khan Appealed For Anti-Conversion Bill To Be Applied In Nation

Music Composer, Wajid Khan passed away on June 1, 2020. Almost 6 months after his demise her Wife Kamalrukh has been harassed by her...

Influenza Infections Can Lead To Increased Risk Of Pneumonia

Researchers have now revealed that influenza infections can lead to an increased risk of bacterial pneumonia, which claims many lives around the world every...

Report: Healthy Demand Conditions Accelerates VF Sector’s Recovery

Demand for two-wheelers, tractors, and passenger vehicles has led to an accelerated recovery in the vehicle finance (VF) sector over the past six months,...

CPAP Machines Are Saving Lives Of Patients Hospitalized With Covid-19

Researchers have revealed that Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines -- the existing medical treatment -- are saving the lives of patients hospitalized with...

IIT-BHU And IIT-G Signed A Memorandum To Start A Joint Doctoral Program

The Indian Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) and IIT-Guwahati has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to start a joint doctoral program. This...

Electronic Skin To Play An Important Role In Next-Generation

Electronic skin or e-skin may play an important role in next-generation prosthetics, personalized medicine, soft robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI), say, researchers. Electronic skin...

Everyday Activities Can Significantly Enhance Personal Well-Being: Report

Everyday activities such as climbing stairs or simply walking to the neighborhood store can significantly enhance our personal well-being during pandemic times, particularly in...

Emotional Flexibility Is The Key Factor To Healthy Relationships

Being emotionally flexible is one of the key factors when it comes to longevity and overall health of your romantic and long-term relationships, say...

Recent Comments